COVID-19 has not gone away
The infection numbers and deaths from the COVID-19 Pandemic have gone down in recent months but the dread disease has not gone away.
Mississippi is experiencing a significant rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, according to the health department.
Numerous outbreaks have been identified in youth camps, faith-based gatherings, funerals and social events.
Due to the rapid increase in delta variant cases and outbreaks, combined with the low overall vaccination rate in the state, MSDH is making the following recommendations through July 26.
All Mississippians 12 years of age and older should receive COVID-19 vaccination.
All those who are unvaccinated should wear a mask when indoors in public settings.
All Mississippi residents 65 years of age and older should avoid all indoor mass gatherings (regardless of vaccination status).
All Mississippi residents with chronic underlying medical conditions should avoid all indoor mass gatherings (regardless of vaccination status).