Governor Reeves implementing additional distancing measures for seven counties
Governor Reeves issues additional social distancing guidelines for seven counties to protect public health.
Governor Reeves looks to limit those counties identified as hotspots within our state from spreading the virus around the communities and protect the health of all Mississippians.
Consulting with Dr. Thomas Dobbs and other state health officials, seven counties were identified as localized regions at a higher risk for transmission: Attala, Leake, Scott, Jasper, Neshoba, Newton, and Lauderdale counties.
The governor signed a new executive order today establishing additional restrictions for those seven counties to slow the spread of COVID-19. This follows the state’s “identify and isolate” strategy to implement surgical measures while continuing to flatten the curve. “As examples of some of the most high impact requirements it requires all businesses to screen employees for sickness. Face coverings should be worn by all employees and businesses where you’re not able to socially distance by 6 feet apart from your colleagues. Customers of all retail shops are required to wear face coverings in those counties and masks are required at all outdoor public events like flea markets or live auctions.”
Governor Reeves says what they are seeing in some counties is completely different in those seven.