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COVID-19 mask distribution successful

All 8,350 masks were distributed to residents in Jefferson Davis County over the weekend.

“The numbers are continuing to go up within our state and Jefferson Davis County,” said Jefferson Davis County Emergency Management Director Jocelyn Ragsdale.

“Let’s continue to be safe. Continue to wash hands, refrain from touching face, eyes, nose, mouth and please practice social distancing.”

There are now 80 cases in Jefferson Davis County and three deaths according the Mississippi State Department of Health website Tuesday  morning. This is an increase from last week’s numbers of 74 cases and two deaths.

“Shelter-in-place is the only way to halt a spike. Please continue to practice social distancing and protect yourself by wearing a mask and gloves, as well as using hand santizer,” said Ragsdale.

All county offices are now open and fully staffed. Those needing to conduct county business are asked to wear a mask when entering a county building.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please stay home and avoid contact with others.