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.