All Mississippi counties, except 4, under mask mandate

MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued another Executive Order that requires most counties to wear face masks.

“We all need to be extra aware,” Reeves said. “You know what to do! Protect yourself and your family. Stay safe, and Merry Christmas.”

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The order puts 78 of Mississippi’s 82 counties under mask mandates.

These counties were added to the mask mandate after meeting the state’s criteria:

Benton, George, Greene, Hancock, Humphreys, Jasper, Leake, Newton, Pike, Quitman, Smith, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Warren, Wayne and Wilkinson.

These counties were already under the mandate:

Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Stone, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo.

The Executive Orders that are in place are set to expire on Friday, January 15, 2021.