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Mississippi COVID-19 News and Information

Below are the latest articles, information, and resources collected or provided by AARP Mississippi. For questions or concerns, contact the office at ms@aarp.org

Latest COVID-19 News and Information
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Resources for updates, home health visits, food banks, grocery access and meal delivery.
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We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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Thursday, August 6, at 1:00 p.m. ET
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How do I maintain a healthy emotional state when I feel isolated. This week’s live Q&A  will focus on the topic of Coronavirus: Navigating the New Normal.
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This bilingual live event will provide an overview of the key health and financial security issues facing Hispanics/Latinos during the coronavirus.
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This live Q&A event will address some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from members and users over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic. Get the latest information on how to stay safe, protect loved ones and access health resources as hospital and nursing home visitation bans and physical distancing measures are lifted.
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This live Q&A event will address how to navigate unemployment, furloughs and manage your career during this uncertain economic time. Get expert advice that can help you understand your benefits, rights and what to expect as physical distancing measures are relaxed and people return to work.
Fight social isolation
AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups—also called “mutual aid” groups—help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.
Mississippi State Capitol
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Mississippi Legislature to pause the 2020 session. However, AARP Mississippi continued its advocacy work virtually by activating volunteers to call their legislators about issues that are important to people age 50 and over. As COVID-19 cases in Mississippi began to increase, it became apparent that the disease was significantly affecting long-term care facilities.
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1 p.m. ET — Veterans and 7 p.m. ET — Stay at Home with Experts Ty Pennington, Carla Hall & Matt Paxton
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AARP will host a live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall every Thursday at 12 p.m. (CST). Experts at this week’s live Q&A event will address your questions related to protecting yourself and loved ones from the virus, staying healthy and reducing social isolation.

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