JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Governor Tate Reeves reportedly is finalizing plans to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Mississippi Today reported such consideration was triggered in part by an email from Dr. LouAnn Woodward, the vice chancellor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
According to the online news site, the email consisted of a plea to the governor that said the health system "will be overwhelmed" without such an order.
Reeves issued his first shelter-in-place order Tuesday for Lauderdale County. He said state health officials recommended such orders to be targeted versus statewide.
It is not clear when, or if, a statewide order will come.
Reeves is scheduled to hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to give an update on the state’s current COVID-19 situation.