JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A letter making the rounds on social media, supposedly from Gov. Tate Reeves, is not real.
The letter falsely says Mississippi’s mask mandate will be “abolished” at the beginning of October.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) shared a picture of the fake letter on Sunday clarifying the letter is fake.
A “letter” claiming to be from the governor’s office is circulating on social media. The letter is FAKE. Find all executive orders posted on the Secretary of State’s website. And any major changes will be addressed in a press conference and an executive order. pic.twitter.com/az6KDbzvmG
— msema (@MSEMA) September 27, 2020
Mississippi’s Safe Return order is scheduled to expire at 5 p.m. on Sept. 30.
In the event the governor extends the order or lifts some limitations, it's expected he'll make an announcement prior to Sept. 30 or on Sept. 30.
The Safe Return order limits gatherings and requires Mississippians to wear masks in most public places.
All executive orders can be viewed on the Mississippi Secretary of State's website.