Emergency Council Meeting rescheduled

Staff Writer

An emergency city council meeting scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. has been rescheduled for Friday,  July 3 at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Grenada City Hall.

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

“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 the 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 has said that the hospital is 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.