Tuesday, April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update



Mississippi COVID-19 Case Map

This map and the following table show total cases in Mississippi as of 6 p.m. April 6, 2020, and include all reported cases since March 11, 2020.
  • New cases reported today: 177
  • New deaths reported today: 8
An interactive version of this case map is also available: View interactive Mississippi case map »
About our case counts: We currently update our map and statistics each morning with test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included in our totals.
County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date

Outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCs)

Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. The number of LTC facilities with outbreaks are shown for each county in the table below.
CountyCasesDeathsLTCs with Outbreaks
Adams24 1
Alcorn6  
Amite711
Attala15  
Benton5  
Bolivar5422
Calhoun10 1
Carroll7  
Chickasaw1521
Choctaw91 
Claiborne3  
Clarke10  
Clay10  
Coahoma301 
Copiah17  
Covington7  
Desoto1401 
Forrest5911
Franklin5  
George5  
Greene1  
Grenada8  
Hancock3122
Harrison8931
Hinds169 2
Holmes253 
Humphreys51 
Itawamba5  
Jackson10851
Jasper4  
Jefferson3  
Jones14 1
Kemper10  
Lafayette251 
Lamar181 
Lauderdale7833
Lawrence5  
Leake15  
Lee382 
Leflore2641
Lincoln2111
Lowndes16  
Madison8221
Marion13 1
Marshall241 
Monroe1812
Montgomery121 
Neshoba12  
Newton7 1
Noxubee5  
Oktibbeha2912
Panola191 
Pearl River5632
Perry141 
Pike31 1
Pontotoc121 
Prentiss10 2
Quitman9  
Rankin781 
Scott32 1
Sharkey3  
Simpson7  
Smith11 1
Stone3  
Sunflower251 
Tallahatchie3  
Tate18  
Tippah363 
Tishomingo1  
Tunica1711
Union6 1
Walthall14  
Warren7 1
Washington4011
Wayne5  
Webster121 
Wilkinson3231
Winston17  
Yalobusha11  
Yazoo321 
Total1,9155938
The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Child Internet Protection Act





It is the policy of the Copiah Jefferson Regional Library to:

  (a) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity;
 (b) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
 (c) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h).)

To the extent practical, technology protection measures will be used to filter internet sites deemed inappropriate for underage viewers.  Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, filtering shall be applied to visual depictions of material deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any material deemed harmful to minors.

Technology protection measures may be bypassed:
  • ·         for adult patrons (18 yrs or older) who:
  • ·         present an active library card
  • ·         have a signed computer agreement on file
  • ·         have paid all overdue fines
  • ·         specifically ask for the protection to be bypassed
  • ·         work at designated workstations only

for adult out-of-town visitors (18 yrs or older), at the
discretion of the librarian, who:
  • ·         sign a computer agreement form
  • ·         specifically ask for the protection to be bypassed
  • ·         work at designated workstations only

for patrons under the age of 18 who:
  • ·         present an active library card
  • ·         parent/guardian has signed a filed computer agreement for the child
  • ·         have paid all overdue fines
  • ·         specifically ask for the protection to by bypassed
  • ·         are accompanied by a parent/guardian (parent/guardian must stay on-site)
  • ·         work at designated workstations only



Supervision and Monitoring
Child Internet Protection Act
Under no circumstances is any library staff member to volunteer to override internet filters and/or other security measures.


It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Copiah Jefferson Regional Library staff to supervise and monitor compliance of the aforementioned policy.


This Internet Safety Policy was adopted by the Regional Board of the Copiah Jefferson Regional Library at a public meeting, following normal public notice, on March 7, 2002.

TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION MEASURE.  Any specific technology that blocks or filters Internet Access to visual depictions that are:
OBSCENE, as defined in section 1460 of title 18, United States Code;
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, as defined in section 2256 of title 18, United 
States Code; or
HARMFUL TO MINORS.

HARMFUL TO MINORS.  Any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that:
taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion;
depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; 
taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors having the meanings given in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code.

<END OF POLICY>

Policy’s Procedural Implementation

No one, regardless of age, is allowed to physically type on a public computer unless they have their card with them.      
No patron under the age of 18 is to be in the AREA of the public computers unless he/she has their card with them *OR* are with their parent/guardian.  (Signage regarding this particular situation would be appropriate.)