Vicksburg mayor ends COVID-19 mask mandate

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Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 2:36 PM CDT
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VICKSBURG, Miss. (WLBT) - Masks will no longer be required in Vicksburg on October 4.

Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. announced Thursday that he will not extend the COVID-19 mask mandate.

“I will not be extending the City of Vicksburg’s COVID-19 mask mandate that’s set to expire on Monday, October 4th, but highly recommend everyone take the vaccine and wear a mask when social distancing can’t be practiced,” Mayor Flaggs said.

“We’re seeing continuously lower-case numbers in our community while our community vaccination rate is now near 50% . Let’s take responsibility for our own health while helping to ensure the health and safety of others.”

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