Shelter in Place
The City of Clarksdale is following Gov. Tate Reeves orders and voted this week to continue sheltering in place until May 11.
Mayor Chuck Espy reminded residents if they don’t have essential business to tend to, to stay off the streets and he reminded the city a curfew is still in place for the next two weeks.
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
The crush started at Walmart Thursday night as the community geared up for Gov. Tate Reeves' order to shelter in place until April 20.
The store was filled with people and sheriff’s deputies were called to enforce a one-person, one-buggy rule.