Emergency city council meeting set

Staff Writer

Grenada Mayor Billy Collins has called an emergency city council meeting tonight about the raised concerns of the COVID-19 outbreaks in the area.

According to Collins, the meeting is scheduled for six o’clock.

“I called the meeting because this virus has gotten out of hand, and we need to do something,” Collins said.

Collins did not say what measures would be taken at tonight’s meeting.

Grenada County is approaching 400 Coronavirus cases, and since the week of June 22-28, is third behind Hinds and Harrison Counties, showing 111 cases in that week.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada said yesterday that the hospital was at capacity, and had 19 Coronavirus patients, the highest number hospitalized there since the beginning of the pandemic.

Two weeks ago, the Grenada City Council voted on an ordinance that highly recommended, but did not require, that those in the city wear masks while in public places.

At the time that vote passed, Grenada County was at 170 positive cases. Today that number is at 396.