3-25-20 - Governor Reeves Issues Executive Order | AG Fitch on Fraud | Southern Remedy Health Minute | AARP and Social Distancing
The Governor takes action to flatten the curve in Mississippi
And, the Attorney General advises caution as fraudulent schemes begin to surface.
Then, after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, how social distancing is changing life for older residents.
Fifty-eight of Mississippi's eighty-two counties have presumptive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus - that is according to the most recently available data from the Mississippi Department of Health. Cases of COVID-19 Mississippi have grown from the first confirmed case on March 11th, to over 300 in a two week span.
As a result of the spread, schools have been shutdown until mid-April, and employers have been encouraged to allow those who can to work from home. At a press conference Tuesday, Governor Tate Reeves assured Mississippians that his office will continue to provide guidance based on the advice of state and national experts. He also announced a new Executive Order that will further restrict public gatherings.
The Attorney General's Office is urging Mississippians to practice caution during the coronavirus outbreak by being hyper-aware of fraudulent schemes. Attorney General Lynn Fitch joins our Desare Frazier to discuss what to look out for, and how to report suspicions.
Southern Remedy Health Minute
Mississippians over the age of 65 are at an increased risk for severe outcomes when infected with COVID-19. The Mississippi Division of the AARP is advising older residents to avoid contact with others. Kimberly Campbell, Director of AARP Mississippi, tells our Kobee Vance these recommendations could mean huge lifestyle changes for residents.