Governor Reeves speaks at White House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJTV) – Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves heads to the White House. The president announced millions of rapid coronavirus tests will soon be distributed.

Gov. Reeves took to the podium at the White House as he was introduced by the president.

The president announced plans to distribute 150 million rapid tests. Governor Reeves said how Mississippi’s allocation will be used. The rapid test takes 15 minutes for results with no labratory needed.

HBCUs will also receive tests, including Jackson State University.

JSU’s Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, vice president for Student Success and chief of staff, said, “We are pleased to offer as many rapid testing opportunities for our campus community. Our campus family health and safety are our priorities.”

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