JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has extended his coronavirus mandate issued last month.
The governor issued the order this afternoon just a couple of hours before it was scheduled to expire.
The new date is February 3 at 5 p.m.
Reeves removed five counties for a mask mandate in the order, but added two additional counties.
All counties in the WTVA viewing area remain under the order to wear a mask while in public.
Retrictions saying no more than 10 people indoors and no more than 50 people outdoors remain in effect.
He is also requiring masks to be worn inside all public schools and businesses.
The order still limits crowds at indoor sporting events for grades K-12 to no more than four spectators per student or 250 ticketed spectators, whichever is less.