Just moments after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas would be the first state to completely reopen businesses and get rid of the state-wide mask mandate, Tate Reeves announced that Mississippi businesses will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity and that county mask mandates will be changed to recommendations. Illustration by Katherine Butler.

Gov. Tate Reeves has announced that he signed an executive order changing all COVID-19 mask mandates to “recommendations” starting tomorrow. Reeves made the announcement at a press briefing in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon, and the Board of Aldermen voted to lift the mask mandate in Oxford that evening.

“Today, I signed what I expect will be one of my last executive orders regarding COVID-19. Our hospitalizations have plummeted, and our case numbers have fallen dramatically as well. In fact, our case numbers have fallen to the point where no county meets the original criteria for a mask mandate,” Reeves said in the briefing.

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While most ASB executive elections positions had no opposition, Autumn Fortenberry and Alex Mabry won their elections in judicial chair and treasurer. Morgan Atkins will be the 2021-2022 president, and Richard Springer will serve as vice president.

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