As of June 1, 2020, Mississippi reported 15,752 total cases of COVID-19 and 739 deaths from the virus. Governor Tate Reeves’s Safe Return order (https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/executiveorders/ExecutiveOrders/1492.pdf) went into place. It gives guidelines for Mississippians returning to work, the number of individuals at functions, travel, along with other areas of daily life. There are still social distancing guidelines in place along with recommendations for those older or with under lying health conditions to remain home if possible. There are still some counties under stricter guidelines because of spikes in the number of cases.  Mississippi had two of the state’s highest new case totals the last week of May.

In other news:

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson along with Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation President Mike McCormick welcomed a donation of 100,000 personal protective equipment units from Taiwan on Friday, May 15. Last year, Mr. McCormick along with Commissioner Gipson and then Governor Phil Bryant traveled to Taiwan to work on a trade deal for Mississippi Soybeans, and that relationship remains today.

More information about Mississippi’s COVID-19 statistics can be found on the Mississippi Department of Health’s website. Governor Reeves’ executive orders may be found here.