Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday he will likely not extend the state’s shelter-in-place order, which is set to expire Monday.
Reeves suggested he might narrow the directive to apply only to the state’s high-risk population, such as the elderly and those with preexisting conditions.
He said steps to fully reopen the state’s economy might take weeks, and could happen incrementally by region or county. He promised the process would be cautious and gradual.
“We are not going to be able to switch the light switch from off to on,” Reeves said at a Wednesday news conference.
Reeves signaled a final decision on Mississippi’s shelter-in-place order will come by the end of the week.