Mississippi gov won’t mandate masks in schools


Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves “has no intention” of requiring people to wear masks in schools this fall.

That’s what his spokeswoman, Bailey Martin, said in response to questions Tuesday.

The CDC released a statement this week recommending that students 12 and up wear masks at school.

The Kosciusko School District has a board meeting scheduled for Thursday to announce its policy on masks for the upcoming school year.

Reeves has been out of state several days and has made few public statements about the pandemic, even as Republican governors in Arkansas and Alabama have been outspoken in promoting vaccination.

Reeves posted Friday on Twitter that the risks of not getting the COVID-19 vaccination are greater than the risks of getting it.


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