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Meridian replaces mask mandate with "mask recommendation"

MERIDIAN, MS - The City of Meridian announced today that the mandatory face mask order previously issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been changed to a strong recommendation. “After April 1, masks will no longer be a mandate, but residents are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering while in public,” stated Mayor Percy Bland. Officials also encourage residents to adhere to social distancing and hand-washing guidelines. “Our goal is to support our citizens and local businesses while helping to maintain the public health, safety and welfare of our community,” said Bland.

City officials are monitoring the number of COVID cases in Meridian and Lauderdale County and will continue to look at future mandates and recommendations based on current data.

The City of Meridian will continue to provide COVID- 19 updates at www.meridianms.organd through social media.

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