State employees off work to be paid amid pandemic

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Mississippi teachers and employees of city and county governments will be paid even if they are told to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill guaranteeing the pay and sent it to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves for his signature. Reeves had requested the bill.

Mississippi reported 34 confirmed cases of the virus Wednesday, up from 21 the day before.

The House passed the bill on Tuesday. (AP)

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