Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. issued a press statement on Friday, encouraging caution over the weekend.
The statement reads:
I am aware that the local Vicksburg school systems have halted in-person learning at least until Wednesday, January 19, 2022. While I applaud the school systems for closing doors to minimize the spread of the virus, I remain concerned, but not alarmed because I have not been informed by any medical experts that the City of Vicksburg needs to take immediate action or any mandated emergency order as it relates to going through this holiday weekend.
I highly encourage that citizens continue following CDC protocol: “people with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.”
I want to reiterate that it is still important to practice social distancing whenever possible. When you cannot practice social distancing, such as inside of a building, you should wear a mask.
I encourage everyone to go through this holiday weekend as safe as possible.