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Governor Tate Reeves extends Mississippi’s state of emergency for an additional 30 days

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Dr. Thomas Dobbs, left, and Gov. Tate Reeves on March 26 during one of the first news conferences about COVID-19 in Mississippi. (Photo via screen grab)

JACKSON, Miss. — Governor Tate Reeves, in coordination with State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs and MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney, today announced the extension of Mississippi’s State of Emergency for an additional 30 days.

This extension will ease the process of marshaling additional resources for the state’s response, allow its system of care to continue to transfer patients to hospitals where treatment is available, ensure expanded access to telemedicine, and keep options open for use of the Mississippi National Guard. Once again, there will be no lock-downs or statewide mandates.

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