Governor Tate Reeves signs executive orders in response to COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed two executive orders responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Reeves says these orders will activate the Mississippi National Guard to support mobile testing units.

It will tell agencies to determine which state workers are essential and send everyone else home.

It will also ask schools to begin working with MDE to develop distance learning protocols as we determine how long schools should stay closed.

It also asks them to continue providing free and reduced lunches.

It will also provide paid leave for any state and local worker who misses work due to this outbreak.

Currently, Mississippi has 12 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

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