JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is warning Mississippians about a fake letter circulating on social media that claims to be from the governor’s office.
The letter claims that in the beginning of October 2020, the statewide mask requirement issued by Governor Tate Reeves will be “abolished.”
MEMA confirmed the letter is falsified information and reassures that all executive orders can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.
“A “letter” claiming to be from the governor’s office is circulating on social media. The letter is FAKE. Find all executive orders posted on the Secretary of State’s website. And any major changes will be addressed in a press conference and an executive order.”Mississippi Emergency Management Agency via Twitter
Gov. Tate Reeves’ office released the following statement:
The letter circulating on social media claiming to be the Governor is an absolute fake. As we have throughout the entire pandemic, our office has made it a priority to share accurate, up-to-date information through our televised press briefings and official executive orders so Mississippians can be well-informed and included in the process. For those looking for a trusted resource, all COVID-19 information and executive orders can be found on the Governor’s official website.Renae Eze, Spokesperson for Gov. Tate Reeves
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