Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced today he has extended the state’s safer-at-home order one more week in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We must stay vigilant. I know that we’re going into a holiday weekend where we’re used to gathering in large groups and cooking out and having a great time,” Reeves said. “Please remember to stay six feet apart. Continue to wash your hands, sanitize and wear a mask, if at all possible.”
Outdoor places of entertainment, such as playgrounds, racetracks, and water parks, will reopen, with strict health guidelines and rules, on May 25 at 8 a.m.
Mississippi State Department of Health is now reporting 12,624 positive cases of coronavirus and 596 deaths.