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Thank you for visiting my website.

It was my greatest honor to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor on January 14, 2020.

Standing before all of Mississippi, I promised that this administration would be an administration for all Mississippi. That I would defend the loving culture that underpins our quality of life and work to grow an economy that lifts all of our families. I am determined to honor that promise.

I am asking today for you to join me in that mission. We must care about each other enough to overcome our differences. We must be faithful to each other enough to outlast our shortcomings. And we must be committed to each other enough to raise our expectations.

When I took that first oath of office as State Treasurer in 2003, I did not know how long my service would last. All I knew is that you, the people of Mississippi, had demonstrated a faith in me that I might never be able to meet.

I have never underestimated your trust. I have never forgotten the oath to pursue service with the help of our God. And I will wake up every day working to bring us together to make our state be all it can be. Work that will be done by all of Mississippi.

For All Mississippi

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Tate Reeves

Our Safer at Home order expires on Monday, June 1st. At that time, there will be no more business closures. Everyone will be allowed to operate.

There will still be health and safety guidelines for people to follow, but we cannot have an endless shutdown. We have to act with courage, trusting the people of Mississippi to act responsibly.

Here is what our new posture will look like:

We are replacing our Safer at Home order with a “Safe Return” order.

All businesses will be open, but they will have to follow the strict health rules that we have set forward. Every business that we have reopened over the past several weeks has guidelines in place to help them open safely.

If you are part of a vulnerable population, such as over 65 or with a pre-existing condition, we still ask you to stay at home as often as possible.

We have two rules for gatherings: one where social distancing is possible and one where it is not. If you can cluster groups that are frequently in contact together in a socially distant way, you can have indoor gatherings of 50 and outdoor gatherings of up to 100. For example: if you have a baseball tournament, as long as coaches and spectators stay socially distanced, you could have up to 100 around a field.

When social distancing is not possible, which let’s be honest is most of the time, indoor gatherings are limited to groups of 20 and outdoor gatherings are limited to groups of 50.

Health care procedures will be allowed—provided that the hospital reserves 25% of their space for COVID-19 patients. That will help us to honor our original goal: to prevent our health care system from becoming overwhelmed.

Schools may open their buildings for summer programs to make up for time lost during distance learning.

Local governments may be more strict, but we believe that this is the best path for our state at this time.

There are no perfect options, but freedom with risk is better than a prolonged shut down that threatens livelihoods and lives through government action. I trust the people of Mississippi. I know that you want to do right.

We had our first COVID-19 case in March. Three months later, it is time to allow everyone to return to work--understanding that their actions are the difference between life, health, disease, and death for themselves and their neighbors. That is called personal responsibility, and it is the backbone of our system of government.
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I just hope people will be responsible for others as much as themselves. I've learned a lot about people during this😂😂

Trusting the people of Mississippi to act responsibly? Because people from all over have been doing such a fine job of that already, right? The arrogance and total disregard for the safety of others will continue and the numbers will increase at a rapid rate, unfortunately. 😷

I have been wondering about the very “questionable” hand sanitizers businesses have supplied their customers at entrances. I have my own, but some definitely do NOT look clean or safe to use.... is that monitored?

Please address DMVs. Everything is open, but I can’t go get my license to enjoy these places opening.

I haven't seen my special needs son in 12 weeks. I hope this means with those of us with family in nursing homes and special facilities can finally see our loved ones again ♥️

Ok. We just went to eat at a place and the health department is making them shut their doors I guess they do not supposed to have buffets yet. Everything else they were doing right. We were there for 10 minutes eating and the waitress told us they had to give us a refund. I’m so ready for everything to go back to normal.

Come on down here to Laurel/Jones County, and repeat this. Our city and county officials have done absolutely nothing to enforce safe practices. We've hardly heard anything from them on TV---- guess they're taking a paid vacation with our tax dollars. I am very disgusted and ashamed of these people.

I will not comply.i am a free man and over 65. I think I can care for my health myself.this has been blown away out of proportion

I do not want social distancing in schools. I want the school to operate like how they were before quarantine

99% of people on this feed with harsh criticism would fall apart like a cheap suit if given the responsibility to make these decisions.

This is a joke I went to get my hair cut Tuesday and made an appointment thinking ok I'll be safe had my mask on and everything. Well I got there and not one single person had on a mask the place was covered up and I saw no one clean off anything. Ladies get finished they put another one in the same seat use the same scissors Combs and brushes, I just got up and left. People don't care about anyone but themselves.

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done! You’ve been put in a situation most of these critics couldn’t handle for a week. You are strong and have made us proud! They should be ashamed of theirselves! Yes all of you critics on here. They should respect you. You’ve done a great job! Thank you again!

Money vs your life.....this is so sad...covid19 is worse than ever....governor i guess you are doing the best you can in an unexpected situation... but we need to rethink this thing......scary!!

Thank you Governor Reeves!! You’re doing a great job!! People should be able to live with these restrictions. I’m so glad you’re in office!!

Thank you Governor Reeves for doing a great job in trying to keep all Mississippians safe during this horrible time. I know you felt like you had the weight of the world on your shoulders. In ever decision you made. You didn't make a lot of people happy. But that's life. Sone are just going to complain about everything. When you first came into office you were hit with a major health hazard to your state. I think you did an amazing job. I am glad you are letting the State open slowly. I am Praying that God will be with us all. And we can start living our lives normal again. God bless you and your family.

‼️‼️ DOES THIS INCLUDE DMVs REOPENING?? ‼️‼️

Hospitals were told to call other ailments the virus to get more money! So I do believe the count was somewhat miscalculated! I use common sense which includes clean hands, mask shopping, etc.

So what about when school starts back...and the numbers and deaths keep rising...

Thank You Governor!! It is time to get on with life, we can’t stand this any longer!!!

Thank you Governor, for your updates, consistent care for the people of MS and excellent leadership. As you said, people have to be responsible for themselves and keep the safety of themselves and others foremost in their actions.

Thank you 🙏!!! I’m so glad you said that !!! Every one needs to get back to work & respect others by wearing a mask to protect others!!!! I work in surgery & when I go out to the grocery store or to Dollar General or anywhere I always protect others!!!

So will state buildings and agencies doors be open June 1?

I don't agree with everything you do, but you handled this #Scamdemic2020 as well as anyone and better than some. Thank you. #Trump2020 #KAG

I thought we was one of the states that had the highest covid 19 patients the hospital still if not the highest. I’m convinced some people will co-sign anything!! good luck.

So what you’re saying is we are more concerned about money over the lives of our citizens! Y’all better start thinking for yourself because these people feel you are expendable! #SaferAtHome

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Please do something about price gouging, us senior citizens being hit hard by that as well as everyone else. Some of the prices I have seen have been ridiculous!

PRAY for people everywhere in leadership positions we've strayed away from God in this country we better be thankful that God has patience with us one day it will be too late

Stay home if you want. Go out if you want. It is your life and the consequences are YOURS to own ! aka - take responsibility for your own actions AND the consequences ... such a novel idea 🙄

I really wish people would stop saying there is blood on anyone's hands for this... They did not kill anyone regardless of what decision they made.

Mr Governor please release any info regarding opening nursing homes to a family member our seniors are declining.I live in Washington county. Thank you.🙏🙏

Open or close just use some common sense and take precautions. Mask when out constant cleaning of the hands. And stay back from people.

Will that include the DMV?? And it would be nice if we knew how to go about that since it's gonna be a complete circus once it does reopen.

Everybody must take all precautions responsibly. We can’t do it for one another so please if you must go anywhere wear your mask etc. I am praying for everyone.

I feel it is unsafe for our children to go back to school. That's common sense.

So why would y’all open up schools there is no way you can keep students six feet away in a public school y’all let’s be realistic 😡😡😡😡😡

Our state looks like a bunch of clowns allowing our economy to fall apart for something that kills less than car accidents!

If your scared, Don’t go anywhere. Just because he is opening the State back up, doesn’t mean you HAVE to go anywhere.

Healthcare workers are exhausted. They deserve hazard pay!

You should mandate that EVERYONE wears a mask in public! Sure, open up the economy but be smart about it.

Governor Reeves and President Trump are doing a great job. Imagine what would happen if Hillary or Biden had been in charge

Just because you’re opening everything up ...doesn’t mean it’s going to be NORMAL again! People are still dying and spreading this disease 😡

This is crazy y’all would rather make money than to save lives

Governor Reeves You need to address the price gouging

Wash you hand, cover your mouth with sneezing or coughing, wear your mask, and stay 6 feet away! It’s not hard!

So how do we do that as a state when so many Mississippians won’t take precautions?

It really doesn't matter what the leaders say people are so rude and disrespectful they don't do what they are asked or told to do.

Whew. The numbers are about to rise definitely!

Covid-19 isn’t going go away from a nurse stand point

You are a great governor Mr. Tate Reeves. Thanks for your service to the great state of Mississippi. May God bless you and yours.

I’m just hoping after this disaster we will have a better Pandemic plan in place so that we will be better prepared when it happens AGAIN

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Can you let my kid get his license so he can drive the car we bought him and paid taxes on over 2 months ago?? He has a JOB and needs it.😒 You have IGNORED everyone on this issue.

Need to drop the extra unemployment so people start going back to work! We cant get workers because they make to much not doing anything

Traffic from other states should be stopped from coming into Mississippi. And people need to stay in their OWN COUNTY so we can get our numbers down. Do something about the outside traffic!😡😡😡

Cases statewide still running between 200 to 300 cases per day on average. Same with deaths. No big spike!! Quit panicking people!! More tests means more positive cases will be found.

Very interesting and important Dr. Dobbs is SAYING WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID. In plain language. No more dancing around the fact that you must social distance and stay away from Super Spreader events.

Please do as Georgia and let 16 year olds get their drivers license if DMVs are not going to open soon!

The Board of Nursing cannot do face to face fingerprinting. I can’t get my license reinstated but I can go swimming. Priorities Mr. Governor.

It’s your choice if you wear a mask etc. I will do whatever I can to keep from getting this virus. If you think it isn’t real I hope nobody in your family gets it. You will change your mind fast.

What an economic mess for an insignificant health scare. Let’s open everything full capacity. Freedom of choice!

I think Trump has did a great job for as this goes along with the Governor

Unless you make these precautions mandatory, this won’t slow enough. More shopping would be done if masks/distancing were enforced

The Government asked for 14 days and we’ve given them 10 weeks. This stinks of politics. Tate Reeves doesn’t have a clue. He’s a small ball guy.

No, Alabama’s cases are exploding and you are doing nothing to stop that spread into the Mississippi Counties along that state line!!

The numbers did not go down under shelter in place order. The numbers are still the same as everything is opening back up

Whoever said mask don't protect the person that's wearing it is a lie! If that's the case why doctors and dentist wear mask duhhhh to protect themselves

My Grandma recovered from the Coronavirus !! She is 88 years old and in a nursing home. Praise the Lord !!🙌🏻🙌🏻

Small businesses are still closing while big business is booming.....

Baseball is an outdoor sport and it will be played in the summertime heat. Cut the guidelines nonsense and let’s get them open

The virus is never going away people and we can’t live inside our homes forever 🤷‍♀️

Yes and who is bringing the virus into nursing homes since family members haven't been able to visit anyone?

The government is not suppose to give the people freedom...the people are suppose to tell the government

I still can’t believe hand sanitizer ran out and all food industries. Thanks for you have helped to do for MS citizens.

What about Hydroxychloroquine and Z pac, the treatment that WORKS????

How about answering people on DMV!! Our kids need their licenses, others need to do things that can’t be done online. You can go gamble but can’t get your license...makes about sense. 🙄

They can sing the same song every press conference and they will never get it through some of the dork residents in this state to not circulate if you are SICK, or have any type of symptoms.

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Greg Michel (@GregMichelMSEMA) and @MSEMA have already distributed 2.25 million masks, and they don't plan to stop until the pandemic does.
https://www.supertalk.fm/mema-has-distributed-2-25-million-masks/

The land of the free because of the brave.

Today we honor the men and women who sacrificed everything for our country. Please join us for @MSVetAffairs’ Virtual Memorial Day Commemoration and share it with your family and friends ➡️ https://youtu.be/jKUjklwndC0

I think you’ll find it’s the exact same measurements as our gym back in Oxford.

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