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In light of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, the MAS staff has been in close contact with the Mississippi Coast Convention Center and the host hotels for the 91st Annual Convention (the “Convention”), which was scheduled for June 15-18, 2020.  With key dates fast approaching and so much still undetermined regarding COVID-19, the MAS Board of Directors, Officers and Finance Committee (“MAS Board”) met on April 8 via teleconference to discuss options for the Convention.

Please review the information below. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet is a good place to start in understanding what Public Assistance is available from FEMA. There are also instructions on how to create your account with FEMA. It is recommended to go ahead and make sure you have an account created before your need arises.

Please review the following list of businesses considered essential or non essential as detailed by MS Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) These guidelines will remain into effect through April 20,2020

Click HERE to visit MEMA's website to view list.

Please click HERE to view Executive Order 1466 issued on April 1, 2020 by Governor Tate Reeves. This executive order issues a "Shelter in Place" beginning Friday, April 3,2020 at 5:00 p.m. lasting until Monday, April 20,2020 at 8:00 a.m.


Please click HERE to view letter from the MS Department of Revenue regarding sales of land for taxes during COVID-19 Emergency .

Please click HERE to view Executive Order 1463 issued by Governor Tate Reeves on Tuesday, March 24. Please read carefully as it will affect your county. This order is in place until April 17,2020. 

Below is a message from the Ethics Commission regarding compliance with Open Meetings Act during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency :

Statement on Compliance with the Open Meetings Act during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

March 23, 2020

To stay infomed on the current number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please vitsit the following website: 

 FEMA provides the following guidance on the types of emergency protective measures that may be eligible under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program in accordance with the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration in order to ensure that resource constraints do not inhibit efforts to respond to this unprecedented disaster.

Click HERE to view memo from FEMA

Mississippi Legislature Suspends 2020 Session Untill April 1