Governor Tate Reeves took the time today to update the state on its stance with COVID-19.
Reeves held a Facebook live briefing today rather than in his usual press room because he and his family are currently isolating after one of his daughters tested positive for COVID-19.
He says there’s been a significant uptick in cases across the board.
Governor Reeves commented on the statement President-Elect Joe Biden said about a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying Mississippi will not be participating. “The fact is that we’re going to try to work with whomever the president is, but we’re not going to participate in a nationwide lockdown. This notion that one of his advisors said that all we really need is a six-week national lockdown and we can slow down the spread of this virus is totally and completely beyond reasonableness. The people of Mississippi can’t shut down their small businesses, shut down their gyms, and other small businesses for six weeks. You can think you can just come back six weeks from now, flip a switch, and everything’s going to be fine. That’s not the way the economy works.”