Governor Reeves issues stay-at-home order for Lauderdale County
Governor Tate Reeves is issuing his first stay-at-home order to try to slow the spread of the new Coronavirus. It’s only for one of the 82 counties.
Reeves says he’s setting the two week order for Lauderdale County because testing has shown a rapid increase in cases.
He and the state epidemiologist, Dr. Paul Byers, say a nursing home there is considered a hot spot for the highly contagious virus.
The Health Department says Mississippi has 20 deaths and nearly 940 cases.
Reeves says he could issue other stay-home orders if tests show rapid increases in cases elsewhere.