JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – The Mississippi State Medical Association is calling for a statewide mask mandate.
As the number of COVID-19 cases rise, the organization says hospital systems are being crippled to provide emergency care.
In press release Tuesday, the MSMA said, “We strongly believe that without a statewide mask mandate, our state’s healthcare system cannot sustain the trajectory of this outbreak.”
The organization believes this will also help preserve medical supplies.
Governor Tate Reeves has instituted a mask mandate in 13 counties.