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.