Coronavirus Information

COVID-19: March 12 Press Conference

We’re live from Forrest General Hospital with Dr. Rambod Rouhbakhsh, assistant director of Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Steve Farrell, chief medical officer, Mayor Toby Barker and Forrest County BOS David Hogan to discuss details regarding COVID-19.High points:- If you have symptoms (fever, cough + shortness of breath), CALL your health care provider or an immediate care facility FIRST. From there, they all have protocols in place to take you down the best path for care.- Based on the CDC and the Mississippi State Department of Health's guidelines, please consider canceling any event you may be hosting with an expectation of 250+ or more in attendance. – If you are 65+ or have a current medical condition (specifically lung/respiratory-related), do not go to places where there are large crowds. Limit the possibility of exposure by staying home.Links to COVID-19 resources, a full list of canceled events and more – visit

Posted by City of Hattiesburg-Government on Thursday, March 12, 2020