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Flaggs cancels today’s COVID-19 Q&A

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Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during his July 7 Facebook live update. (Photo via video scree grab)

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Mayor Flaggs issued the following statement canceling Tuesday’s Q&A: “ I am canceling the Facebook Live COVID-19 Q & A scheduled for today at 5 p.m. due to the fact that the governor has not issued anything more restrictive than what is currently in place here in Vicksburg. Let’s continue to adhere to the civil emergency order currently in effect, which includes wearing masks and practicing social distancing. This virus is serious and it will take all of us doing our part to minimize the spread and protect the safety and wellbeing of everyone.”

Original story:

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will hold a COVID-19 Facebook live Q & A session today, Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Robert M. Walker Building Board Room to discuss the statewide health order issued by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs earlier today.

The order stipulates that anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home. The failure or refusal to obey the lawful order of a health officer is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $500 ( 41-3-59) or imprisonment for six months or both. If a life-threatening disease is involved, failure or refusal to obey the lawful order of a health officer is a felony, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up to five years or both ( 41-23-2).

The question and answer session will be streamed live on the Vicksburg Daily News Facebook page.

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