STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)—The Oktibbeha County Emergency Managaement Agency (EMA) has a space to monitor COVID-19 more closely.
EMA Director Kristen Campanella said the agency opened a virtual situation room. It allows response teams in the area to keep the agency updated on what's happening and what their needs are.
Campanella said the agency is working closely with the Mississippi State Department of Health, OCH Regional Medical Center, law enforcement, fire departments and city government offices.
Campanella presented the response plan for COVID-19 to the Starkville Board of Aldermen during a Friday work session.
She said the plan is currently at a level 4, which means they are monitoring the outbreak.
If sporadic cases of the coronavirus appear in Oktibbeha County, the plan will be upgraded to a level 3. If there are a cluster of coronavirus cases in the county, the plan will be upgraded to a level 2.
Campanella said level 1 means all hands are on deck.