Councilman tests positive; Gov. extends mask order countywide

Staff Report

 

Ward Two Grenada City Councilman Fredreick “Pete” Wilson told the GrenadaStar that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

Wilson said he is currently taking time to self-quarantine at home.

“I’m doing fine,” Wilson said. “I was having some headaches, and I decided to get myself tested. Turns out I tested positive.”
With the surge in the recent coronavirus numbers in Grenada County, Wilson said he urges the public to remain safe and wear masks.

The City of Grenada recently passed a resolution making it a requirement to wear masks in all businesses and public places. Today, Gov. Tate Reeves extended the mask requirement to all of Grenada County.

Reeves also ordered that gatherings inside should have no more than 10 people, and gatherings outside should have no more than 20.

The governor’s order take effect Monday. GrenadaStar will post the entire order when it is available from Gov. Reeves’ office.

As of today, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported Grenada County at 535 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths.

Mayors in Natchez, Edwards and Brookhaven, and Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and House Speaker Phillip Gunn have all tested positive, along with 36 other people at the state capitol.

“This thing is serious and it is spreading,” Wilson said. “I’m urging the public to take this serious.”