Mississippi governor extends mask mandate until February 3, alters counties

Coronavirus

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, Governor Tate Reeves announced the decision to extend Executive Order 1535 until Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

The following counties are currently under a county wide mask mandates after meeting the certain requirements in relation to COVID-19: 

Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo counties.

“It is important that we continue to take this virus seriously.  We are working on getting Mississippians vaccinated, but continue to social distance, keep gatherings small and wear your mask,” Reeves.  

A copy of the executive order 1542 can be found here

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