In an effort to keep more Mississippians safe from COVID19 and to further reduce community spread. My office is announcing a new project, #ReppinMyMask initiative. The initiative is composed of several different components to promote the use of masks and responsible practices.
#ReppinMyMask Initiative Highlights:
Commit to wearing your mask PROPERLY at all times while in public (covering nose and mouth).
Share why you wear your mask via photo or video and post to your social media platforms using #ReppinMyMask
Commit to supporting businesses in your area that require masks and are adhering to their requirements.
Submit “safe businesses” to jerameyanderson.com/reppinmymask and support those businesses.
Request that your city and county government issue executive orders or similar measures requiring masks/facial coverings to be worn in all public places.
Challenge your family and friends to participate in the #ReppinMyMask initiative.
Join the "Reppin' My Mask Initiative Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/reppinmymask
The Mississippi mask mandate has been lifted and reintroduces severe risks to Mississippians. That mandate has resulted in a significant decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths throughout our community and state. I believe our communities would be better served by keeping a mask mandate in place. We only need to look at some of the states that have lifted restrictions on public gatherings and businesses to see that that decision has led to new preventable spikes in cases and deaths. I would hate to see that repeated in our state.
While many of our citizens know the benefits of wearing masks and will continue to wear them, too many others won’t. Mask mandates will continue to help keep all people safer and will continue to hold this horrible disease in check. Your actions can and will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as we enter these crucial months.
It is true that we have new tools to help fight COVID that were not available to us last year like several vaccines and additional therapeutic drugs, however until more of our constituents are vaccinated, we all remain at a severe risk. Please consider the many unknown variants that continue to develop domestically and abroad. We have a good tool to fight COVID and slow the spread of community transmission, I request that you not remove a mandate that we know and have proven to work.