OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - A Chickasaw County supervisor encourages the public to wear masks despite the governor lifting the state’s mask mandate at the end of September.
Currently, Chickasaw County does not have a county-wide mask mandate.
However, Board of Supervisors President Russell Brooks encourages the public to must wear masks when they enter businesses.
“Wear your mask, wash your hands and watch your distancing,” he said.
Since Mississippi’s mask mandate expired on Sept. 30, the number of coronavirus cases has gradually risen.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) publishes daily COVID-19 reports.
Now, Mississippi has reported at least 1,000 new cases two days in a row. The MSDH reported 1,116 on Oct. 16.