Tupelo City Hall employee dies after battle with COVID-19

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Employees with the city of Tupelo mourn the loss of their colleague and grant writer for the city, Terri Blissard.

In a statement released Sunday, Mayor Jason Shelton announced that Blissard lost her battle with COVID-19 Saturday at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Just two weeks ago Blissard tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the 72-hour closure of city hall.

All city hall employees were tested and all tests came back negative.

Mayor Shelton said this is because Blizzard was dedicated to wearing a face mask and protecting others.

Blissard was described as an integral part of the city’s administration with a stellar work ethic.

The press release concluded with Shelton urging all citizens to be vigilant and take precautions regarding the spread of COVID-19.

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