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Community leaders to hold another COVID-19 press conference Sunday

In the wake of the first confirmed positive test conducted in Warren County, Vicksburg and Warren County officials will hold a press conference Sunday afternoon to discuss additional efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr.’s office announced Friday the press conference will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center and will include officials from the city of Vicksburg, Warren County, healthcare officials and first responders discussing the area’s ongoing efforts.

Flaggs is also expected to announce “an amended version of Vicksburg’s Civil Emergency Plan.”

Warren County Board of Supervisors President Jeff Holland, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer, Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore, Visit Vicksburg Executive Director Laura Beth Strickland, State of Mississippi Medicaid Director and State of Mississippi COVID-19 task force member Dr. Carlos Latorre and City of Vicksburg Health Clinic Physician Dr. Marshall Bouldin are also expected to be available.

As with the press conference held last weekend, Sunday’s news conference will be restricted to credentialed media and those on the agenda to speak. City officials said the limitations will be strictly enforced by the Vicksburg Police Department.

The Vicksburg Post will carry the press conference live on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thevicksburgpost/.