TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Mayor Jason Shelton said people can do better when it comes to wearing face masks.
Mayor Shelton said at the beginning of the pandemic, city leaders and residents were proactive with staying safe. He said since President Trump talked against face masks, it is now politicized.
"Our administration asks people to listen to our doctors. We have a world class medical facility here in Tupelo, North Mississippi Medical Center. They recommend that we wear masks," he said.
Mayor Shelton said law enforcement has not issued citations to people for not following the mandate, but they have received calls about disturbances inside businesses.
He said if a person without a mask refuses to listen to an employee, he or she can be arrested if they cause a disturbance.
"It escalates beyond the mask wearing to more of a disturbing the peace," he said."