The mayor of Edward, Mississippi, Marcus Wallace, has tested positive for COVID-19.
“I would like to thank each of you for all the prayers, calls and messages over the last week. Today I received some tough news that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Wallace wrote in a Facebook post Monday. “It definitely wasn’t the news I was expecting but it’s the news I received and God always has the last word. Continue to pray for me. My doctors are working aggressively and I am following their orders. Continue to be safe out here and if you can, just stay home.”
Edwards Police Sgt. Kelvin Mixon died of COVID-19 July 2. Earlier, Wallace had shut down the town’s small force after an officer tested positive for the virus. After Mixon’s death and two other officers testing positive, the mayor mandated wearing a mask in public.