Mississippi Today hosted healthcare and education experts to answer your COVID-19 questions at Mississippi Today’s COVID Community Town Hall.

Mississippi State Department of Health Chief Medical Director Dr. Dan Edney and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann opened the event with a Q&A led by Mississippi Today’s editor-in-chief Adam Ganucheau and WJTV’s Byron Brown.

Edney then joined superintendent of Ocean Springs School District Dr. Bonita Coleman, principal of DeLisle Elementary School Dr. Mandy Lacy and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Vice Chancellor and Dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, for a panel moderated by Mississippi Today’s Kate Royals and Will Stribling. Viewers also heard from Michelle Henry, a parent in the Jackson Public School District.

This event, presented by Mississippi Today, is sponsored by the Delta Health Alliance and The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi and produced in partnership with WJTV.

Thank you to our sponsors

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, read and download Mississippi Today’s COVID-19 Vaccine Guide, available in English and Spanish.


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

We want to hear from you!

Central to our mission at Mississippi Today is inspiring civic engagement. We think critically about how we can foster healthy dialogue between people who think differently about government and politics. We believe that conversation — raw, earnest talking and listening to better understand each other — is vital to the future of Mississippi. We encourage you to engage with us and each other on our social media accounts, email our reporters directly or leave a comment for our editor by clicking the button below.

Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.