Governor Reeves briefs on executive order on shelter-in-place
Governor Tate Reeves issued an executive order Wednesday requiring Mississippians to shelter-in-place starting Friday due to the fast-spreading Coronavirus.
Mississippi joins at least 37 other states with similar orders, often referred to as stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, or lockdown mandates.
Nearly 300 million Americans are currently being urged to stay home.
The central goal of these orders is to slow down the virus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed with patients all at once. “We can slow it down and that is our goal and that is our task, to prevent our healthcare system from being overloaded. That’s the reason we’re taking the actions we’ve taken over the last several weeks. Please stay home. If you can stay home, please stay home.”
The order takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday and lasts at least until 8 a.m. April 20th.