Jones County extends mask order for county buildings

Jones County extends mask order for county buildings
The county is also under Gov. Tate Reeves' mask mandate. (Source: wdam)

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the Jones County Board of Supervisors have extended their mask order for 30 more days.

The mandate requires anyone who comes into a county building to wear a mask. In addition to that, community centers will also remain closed for the entire month.

To continue to protect residents from the virus, the board of supervisors also made a few changes to the tax office.

“We have a tax office building and right now is the busiest season for the tax office because everyone’s coming in and paying their taxes and the deadline is February 1,” Danielle Ashley, Chief Administrative Officer and Jones County Board Attorney said. “So, we’ve actually added a security personnel that takes temperatures and makes sure that every person visiting that facility wears a mask.”

Supervisors plan to revisit this order in February during their first meeting of the month.

The county also has mask requirements and limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings under Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive orders.

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