On Wednesday, a press release was issued announcing the extension of the “Safe Recovery” executive order that helps to battle ongoing spread of COVID-19.
The order was originally set to expire on Wednesday, but it will now hold until December 11. It also comes on the heels of the Reeves family quarantining due to the positive COVID test of the governor’s youngest daughter.
The full release can be read below.
JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has extended his “Safe Recovery” executive order through December 11. It had been set to expire today.
The governor also reset his county-specific orders, using the applicable data. The counties that now qualify for additional measures including mask requirements are Benton, Carroll, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Harrison, Humphreys, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leflore, Lee, Marshall, Rankin, and Yalobusha.
“I know that we are all tired and ready to move on. But the virus is still here,” said Governor Reeves. “It’s still working to infect and kill. We’ve gotten far better at dealing with it, and allowing for life to go on. But we’re not all the way there yet. Keep fighting and protecting the most vulnerable in your life. No matter where you are, please do your best to social distance and wear a mask.”