Mississippi State Department of Health
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JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Medical Needs Shelter in Stone County will open at 3 p.m. today in preparation for Hurricane Sally.

This shelter is located at 1640 Coy Avenue in Wiggins, Miss., and is a shelter of last resort for those people whose medical needs cannot be accommodated in a general population shelter.

Shelter admission is evaluated based on the following criteria:

Only one caregiver may accompany the resident inside the shelter. All residents should bring any prescribed medication or equipment needed for care if possible.

Service animals will be allowed in the shelter. Other family pets can be accommodated in a nearby location.

Please be advised that because of COVID-19, the shelter will only operate at half capacity with socially distanced medical-grade cots. Please bring clothes for your stay, as well as a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

For general population shelter information, visit www.msema.org/shelters.

Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.


Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
Note to media: After hours or during emergencies, call 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948)



Links referenced
www.msema.org/shelters    https://www.msema.org/shelters/
HealthyMS.com/connect    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,0,327,html

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