Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite shared a glimmer of good news and hope with residents Thursday night.
“Many of the unknown threats that we worried about just 30 days ago have proven to not be as severe as expected,” he wrote on Facebook.CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE MIGHTY 990 ON FACEBOOK – THE MID-SOUTH’S CONSERVATIVE BLOWTORCH!
The mayor stressed that the city is “not in the clear” yet, but they have made significant progress.
Mussellwhite said they have thus far been successful in slowing the spread of the virus in Southaven and they have prevented an over-run of the hospitals.
So when will Southaven businesses be permitted to open?
“We need hope and more defined timelines for what the next few weeks will require of us,” he said. “I have a clear plan with detailed timelines that I will propose to our Board of Aldermen and you very soon.”
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to update the state on Friday about the future of the “shelter in place” order.“The City must wait on this information to verify that our plan is in compliance with state law and orders, but will then reveal what our specific plan looks like, including more specific timelines,” he said.