August 2, 2013
By Alexandra Hedrick, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
Manley said there are about 52,000 people in Pearl River County and
discussed a plan to set up closed and open point of dispensing sites
across the county.
A closed point of dispensing site is established to serve the needs of a
specific group. As an example, Manley said if Manna Ministries was
established as a closed point of dispensing site, members of Manna
Ministry would go to that site to receive care or necessary medications
during a pandemic. This would reduce the number of people going to open
point of dispensing sites. Open point of dispensing locations would be
for any member of the community that had not been directed to a closed
Manley discussed turning health care facilities, churches, schools and
Pearl River Community College into closed points of dispensing sites.