Gov. Reeves extends nearly-statewide mask mandate by a month

Gov. Reeves extends nearly-statewide mask mandate by a month
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves wears a face mask as he listens to Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, unseen, answer a question during the governor's COVID-19 briefing for reporters in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) (Source: Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended the mask mandate in most Mississippi counties Wednesday.

The mandate was set to expire Feb. 3, but is now extended a month until March 3 at 5 p.m.

Seventy-five of Mississippi’s 82 counties are under the mandate; no changes were made from the last executive order.

That means the following counties remain as the only ones without an active mask mandate:

  • Adams
  • Issaquena
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • Sharkey
  • Quitman
  • Wilkinson

“We as Mississippians have to continue to take this virus seriously. We are continuing to work to get shots in arms and provide vaccines to those who meet the requirements. Please continue to social distance, wear your mask and keep your gatherings small,” Reeves said in a statement.

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