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Local Mayors react to 'safer-at-home' order

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill say both cities will comply with the governor’s order.

Posted: Apr 24, 2020 10:33 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill say both cities will comply with the governor’s order.

Governor Tate Reeves announced the new order starts on April 27th , and some businesses like retail stores that were once closed can now reopen.

In Tupelo, Mayor Jason Shelton says the city of Tupelo will follow the Governor’s order.

"I appreciate Governor Reeves taking a measured approach", Shelton said.

However, Mayor Shelton says the retail provision may be tough to manage. 

“It’s going to take a little bit of the honor system and putting our faith in our retailers to do the right things”, Shelton said.

In Starkville, Mayor Lynn Spruill says the city will also follow the Governor’s order, but they may ask businesses with lots of people coming in and out to adhere to certain requirements.

I’m hopeful that we will impose on our businesses that have employees coming in contact with lots of people constantly to wear masks. We haven’t done that before but I think it would be reasonable for us to ask”, Spruill said.

Spruill also says she may call a special board meeting to discuss extending the city’s curfew, which will expire on Monday.

The “Safer at Home” order will run from April 27th – May 11th at 8:00 a.m.

View the full order here.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 501652

Reported Deaths: 10024
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34353540
DeSoto32162408
Hinds31977631
Jackson24508383
Rankin22015390
Lee15596235
Madison14597280
Jones13867243
Forrest13461252
Lauderdale11998317
Lowndes11065188
Lamar10522136
Pearl River9547237
Lafayette8557140
Hancock7740127
Washington7443160
Oktibbeha7147133
Monroe6787178
Warren6706176
Pontotoc6677104
Neshoba6642206
Panola6542131
Marshall6476135
Bolivar6323150
Union605794
Pike5824152
Alcorn5676102
Lincoln5439135
George497479
Scott473098
Tippah470381
Prentiss469182
Leflore4663144
Itawamba4640105
Adams4592119
Tate4592111
Copiah448792
Simpson4448116
Yazoo444887
Wayne440072
Covington429094
Sunflower4240105
Marion4232108
Coahoma4168107
Leake408688
Newton381779
Grenada3711108
Stone360664
Tishomingo360092
Attala331789
Jasper330165
Winston314691
Clay308977
Chickasaw301067
Clarke292594
Calhoun279447
Holmes267987
Smith264150
Yalobusha234547
Tallahatchie228251
Greene219449
Walthall218764
Lawrence213140
Perry205956
Amite205256
Webster203046
Noxubee186840
Montgomery179657
Jefferson Davis172243
Carroll169338
Tunica160039
Benton149239
Kemper141941
Choctaw133326
Claiborne132837
Humphreys129638
Franklin120328
Quitman106528
Wilkinson105139
Jefferson94734
Sharkey64220
Issaquena1937
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 820312

Reported Deaths: 15407
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1148731924
Mobile726221339
Madison52362697
Shelby37640350
Baldwin37266552
Tuscaloosa35120612
Montgomery34123740
Lee23540246
Calhoun22236488
Morgan20958378
Etowah19838500
Marshall18381304
Houston17394412
St. Clair16078339
Cullman15468293
Limestone15354199
Elmore15271286
Lauderdale14323295
Talladega13851283
DeKalb12664261
Walker11221370
Blount10207176
Autauga10048148
Jackson9877184
Coffee9211191
Dale8904185
Colbert8877201
Tallapoosa7093198
Escambia6778134
Covington6715183
Chilton6648162
Russell637559
Franklin5969105
Chambers5612142
Marion5010127
Dallas4979200
Pike4796106
Clarke475884
Geneva4575127
Winston4522103
Lawrence4327117
Bibb425386
Barbour357876
Marengo338390
Monroe331664
Randolph329864
Butler326796
Pickens316584
Henry312866
Hale311688
Cherokee302960
Fayette294180
Washington251651
Cleburne247760
Crenshaw245375
Clay243368
Macon234863
Lamar224847
Conecuh186353
Coosa180340
Lowndes175464
Wilcox168939
Bullock151744
Perry138940
Sumter133238
Greene126744
Choctaw88527
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