City, county extend COVID-19 mask mandates through at least Oct. 5
In meetings across town, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Warren County Board of Supervisors each voted Tuesday morning to extend their COVID-19 measures through at least Oct. 5.
In the city’s motion, measures restricting the hours of operation for barbershops and salons were lifted, but the city’s mask mandate was extended. The county, in its measure, also extended its mask mandate through Oct. 5.
The mask mandates, for both the city and the county, require individuals to wear a face covering in any business or public building. It also requires employees at businesses to wear a face covering.
The city’s mask mandate was first put in place on July 18. The county’s mandate began July 20. The state of Mississippi has a similar mandate in place, which began Aug. 4.
Since the mask mandates have been in place, the state and county have seen significant drops in new and active COVID-19 cases.