Reeves’ order rolls back COVID-19 restrictions

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ latest executive order regarding COVID-19 rolls back some restrictions that have been in place regarding attendance at events in the state.  

Executive Order 1550, issued Wednesday, increases the maximum amount of capacity for indoor arena events to 75 percent, K-12 extracurricular activity event capacity to 50 percent, and encourages but doesn’t mandate mask usage where social distancing is not possible.  

While at indoor events, those attending are encouraged, but not mandated, to wear masks. 

The new executive order will be in effect through the end of April.

You can read the executive order when you CLICK HERE

On Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 284 new cases of coronavirus in the state and three new virus-related deaths. The state has now reported a total of 305,701 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 7,051 victims. 

DeSoto County has had a total of 20,590 cases and 248 victims related to coronavirus, according to MSDH statistics.  

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