A presumptive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Forrest County. The Forrest County resident was never a patient at Forrest General Hospital and is self-isolated at home. The Mississippi State Department of Health released the attached press release this evening. More information will be provided by the MSDH tomorrow during a press conference at 11 a.m., which will be held in Jackson, MS.
Administration, leadership team members system wide, and the Forrest County Board of Supervisors have been assessing supply and equipment inventory and needs, looking at services such as home health and nursing homes, reviewing possible controlled access plans and many other possible scenarios. Planning and preparedness has been a priority. Forrest Health administration has been continuously meeting with several entities to prepare including state, county and city officials, and local organizations.
A press conference will be held March 12, time and place to be announced.