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Lauderdale County ordered to shelter in place

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Lauderdale County ordered to shelter in place
Gov. Reeves issued shelter-in-place order for Lauderdale County.

THEY CAN.

ONLY ESSENTIAL TRAVELALLOWED.A TOUGH ORDER FOR PEOPLE IN THEMERIDIANAREA WHERE THERE HAS BEEN ASPIKE IN COVID 19CASES.

IT IS A 2-WEEK SHELTER IN PLACEORDER FOR LAUDERDALE COUNTY, THEFIRST OF THESTATE'S 82 COUNTIES WHERERESIDENTS AREBEING TOLD TO STAY AT HOME..

ARECENT SPIKE IN POSITIVE CASESIN THACOUNTY PROMPTED THE STATE HEALTHDEPARTMENT....TO STEP IN.GOVERNOR TATE REEVES/MS: I WANT TO BE CLEAR THE FACTTHAT THE FIRST SHELTER IN PLACEORDER WAS ISSUED FORLAUDERDALE COUNTY DOES NOT MEANTHEY HAVE THE MOST NUMBEROF CASES, AND DOES NOT MEAN THEYARE THE ONLY PLACE INMISSISSIPPI WHERE THERE ARECHALLENGES.IT IS A TEST PROJECTFOR WHAT COULD BE MORE SHELTERIN PLACEORDERS TO FOLLOW IN OTHERCOUNTIES.STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY ANURSING HOME INLAUDERDALE COUNTY IS CONSIDEREDA HOT SPOT FOR THE HIGHLYCONTAGIOUS VIRUS.THE ORDER GOES INTO EFFECTTUESDAY NIGHTAT 10 PM.

STARTING WEDNESDAYMORNINGHEALTH OFFICIALS WILL BEGIN MOREWIDESPREAD TESTING.DR. PAUL BYERS/STATEEPIDEMIOLOGIST:O NCE WE IDENTIFYTHOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CASESWE ISOLATE AND QUARANTINETHESE ARE STRATEGIES WE USE INANY NUMBER OFINFECTIOUS DISEASES, WE KNOW HOWTHIS VIRUS TRANSMITSIS THROUGH THAT CLOSETRANSMISSION.RESIDENTS ARE BEING WARNED TOMAINTAINSOCIAL DISTANCING ..AND CONSTANTHANDWASHING.THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO LIMITTRAVEL FORONLY ESSENTIAL NEEDS..LIKE WORK,GROCERIES OR OTHER SUPPLIES.THE GOVERNOR SAYS STATEENFORCEMENTCOULD BE CALLED IN TO ENFORCETHE HEALTHDEPARTMENT ORDERS IFNEEDED....NOT ONLY INLAUDERDALE BUT OTHER CITIES ANDCOUNTIES ASWELL.GOVERNOR TATE REEVES/MS: WE ARE STILL CLOSER TO THEBEGINNING OF THIS THAN WE ARE TOTHE END.

WE HAVE WEEKS TO BEDEALING WITH THIS IT IS NOTGOING TOGOING TO BE OVER TOMORROW.

A LOGISTICAL CHALLENGE TOENFORCE...BUT ENFORCEMENT WILL STARTAND HEALTHOFFICIALS COULD CALL IN LAWENFORCEMENT TOHELP QUARANTINE ANYONE WHO HASTHEVIRUS OR HAS BEEN IN CONTACTWITH ACONTAGIOUS PERSON.

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