Governor Tate Reeves held a press briefing on December 1 to discuss the increasing numbers of COVID-19 across the state. The Governor added 13 counties to his executive order: Quitman, Jefferson, Franklin, Noxubee, Kemper, Amite, Coahoma, Sunflower, Scott, Adams, Oktibbeha, Monroe and Washington counties. A total of 54 counties are now under the additional restrictions via Executive Order 1533. Residents in these counties are required to wear masks inside businesses, schools or other public indoor spaces where at least 6 feet of social distancing isn't possible. Gatherings must be limited to no more than 50 outdoors and no more than 10 indoors when social distancing isn't possible.
Click here to see the counties that are under a mask mandate.
All COVID-19 related executive orders may be viewed here.
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Current COVID-19 Information in Mississippi below.
As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, the state total of COVID-19 cases was 159,036. 2,168 new cases were reported in the last 24-hour reporting period.
3,879 total deaths have been reported in Mississippi; 28 new deaths were reported.
The counties with the highest number of cases in the state are now: DeSoto (10,708) and Lee (5,476) in northern Mississippi; Hinds (10,519) and Rankin (6,130) in central Mississippi; and Harrison (7,555) and Jackson (6,708) in southern Mississippi.
Link to MDH page with county by county stats related to COVID-19
Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453
Home isolation is mandatory if you have tested positive for COVID-19 by order of the State Health Officer. (If you are awaiting results of routine testing not related to exposure, you may return to work and follow the safety guidance of your employer.)
Quarantine is mandatory for household members of someone who has COVID-19. Home quarantine permits working under certain circumstances.
More about isolation and quarantine
CDC Guidelines on Wearing Face Coverings in public with sew and no sew patterns for face masks
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