Governor Reeves Declares State of Emergency due to COVID-19

PEARL, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves has signed a State of Emergency in response to the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19.   The State of Emergency covers all counties and municipalities that are affected.

A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use of state resources to aid in response and recovery efforts.

At the time of this release, there have been six presumptive cases of COVID-19, in four counties, in the State of Mississippi.

The State Emergency Operations Center is activated and is coordinating with the Mississippi State Department of Health and county emergency management agencies.