City, county leaders to announce additional measures Thursday

Published 4:22 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mayor George Flaggs Jr.’s office announced Wednesday that officials from the city and the Warren County Board of Supervisors, along with health experts and first responders will address ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during a news conference on the steps of the Warren County Courthouse Thursday at 2 p.m.

This press conference will come on the heels of Gov. Tate Reeves’ shelter-in-place order that was announced Wednesday and that will go into effect Friday.

Also expected to be in attendance is Warren County Board of Supervisors President Jeff Holland, Warren County Sherriff 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.

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In an effort to comply with state and federal COVID-19 prevention guidelines, Thursday’s news conference will be restricted to credentialed media and those on the agenda to speak. The limitations will be strictly enforced by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Vicksburg Police Department.

The news conference will be streamed live on The Vicksburg Post’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thevicksburgpost/.