All Mississippi voters with “underlying medical conditions placing them at risk of severe COVID-19 illness or death” will be allowed to vote absentee in November’s election, the American Civil Liberties Union announced after winning a court battle in a Hinds County court this evening.
A red, gold and blue design featuring a magnolia at its center could be Mississippi’s new flag if voters approve it in November. After reviewing hundreds of possible options, the Mississippi Flag Commission selected the “New Magnolia” design today.
At least one Mississippi child has died from COVID-19 for the first time since the pandemic arrived in the state in March. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the death today. The State Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, said the child did not suffer from other underlying health issues.