Less than a week after Gov. Tate Reeves ended his statewide mask mandate, COVID-19 cases are spiking across Mississippi, and hospitalizations are once again on the rise. K-12 schools also reported identifying a record number of new cases and quarantining more students, teachers and staff than in any single week.
Mississippi Officials May Ask Voters to Remove Masks for Photo ID Check; Face Coverings Not Required at Polls
Mississippians will not be required to wear masks as they enter polling places on Election Day—but poll workers may ask masked voters to momentarily remove their masks to verify their identities. The mask rules are part of a set of COVID-19 “Polling Place Safety” rules that Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson’s office formalized this week.