JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, Governor Tate Reeves (R-Miss.) along with State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs and MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney announced the extension of Mississippi’s State of Emergency for an additional eight days.

“With more than 3,000,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine having been administered in Mississippi and with COVID-19 infections and resulting hospitalizations being effectively managed, it’s time to end the State of Emergency,” said Reeves. “The additional eight day extension will provide state agencies with ample time to prepare for the State of Emergency’s termination.”

The extension is expected to end at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021.