JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Only four counties are currently not under a state-issued mask mandate.
Seventeen additional counties have been added to the mask mandate, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Benton, George, Greene, Hancock, Humphreys, Jasper, Leake, Newton, Pike, Quitman, Smith, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Wilkinson
Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Stone, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha, Yazoo
As of now, 78 of Mississippi’s 82 counties are under mask mandates. Only Issaquena, Claiborne, Sharkey and Tunica counties remain absent.
This latest executive order is set to expire on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
"We all need to be extra aware. You know what to do! Protect yourself and your family. Stay safe, and Merry Christmas," Governor Tate Reeves said.
This morning, I signed an executive order extending our mask rules to all counties that qualify—which is now every county except four very small ones. We all need to be extra aware. You know what to do! Protect yourself and your family. Stay safe, and Merry Christmas!
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) December 22, 2020