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As many states around the country are under shelter-in-place orders, many residents in Mississippi want to take the same measures.

A shelter-in-place petition is circulating with the goal of reaching 10,000 signatures to officially issue a state-wide shelter in place order. Last checked, the petition has almost reached its goal.

Kyle Brandt, author of the petition, is hoping this will show Governor Reeves a state-wide shelter-in-place order is needed and is welcomed by the state residents.

110th House District Representative Jeramey Anderson says with the death toll climbing in the state, he wants the government to step up and take this pandemic seriously. “COVID-19 is a serious virus and I don’t care who you are, what you look like, where you come from, we’re all at risk with this virus. It’s spreading directly throughout our most vulnerable communities. As far as the governor and trying to get a shelter-in-place order, I will continue to encourage the governor to issue an order to shelter in place. Not a suggestion, not a recommendation, but an order that is enforceable.”

If you are interested in signing the petition visit

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