Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Important Health Updates

The following counties must practice enhanced safety protocols, including the use of a mask or face covering in public and additional limits on social gathering sizes in accordance with the Governor's new executive order:

  • Bolivar

  • Calhoun

  • Carroll

  • Claiborne

  • Coahoma

  • Covington

  • DeSoto

  • Forrest

  • Grenada

  • Harrison

  • Hinds

  • Holmes

  • Humphreys

  • Jackson

  • Jefferson

  • Jones

  • Lamar

  • Lee

  • Leflore

  • Lowndes

  • Madison

  • Montgomery

  • Noxubee

  • Panola

  • Pontotoc

  • Quitman

  • Rankin

  • Sharkey

  • Simpson

  • Sunflower

  • Tallahatchie

  • Tate

  • Walthall

  • Washington

  • Wayne

  • Winston

  • Yalobusha

  • County with mask mandate
DeSoto Marshall Benton Tippah Alcorn Panola Grenada Carroll Leflore Holmes Yazoo Madison Humphreys Sharkey Attala Leake Neshoba Winston Noxubee Kemper Lauderdale Newton Scott Rankin Hinds Claiborne Smith Jasper Clarke Wayne Jones Simpson Copiah Jefferson Franklin Amite Pike Marion PearlRiver Lamar Perry Greene George Stone Harrison Jackson Hancock Forrest Walthall Wilkinson Adams Lincoln Warren Issaquena Lawrence JeffersonDavis Covington Washington Bolivar Yalobusha Tallahatchie Coahoma Lafayette Union Ponotoc Webster Chickasaw Calhoun Montgomery Quitman Lee Monroe Clay Oktibbeha Lowndes Choctaw Itawamba Prentiss Tate Tunica Sunflower Tishomingo

All businesses should follow guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health’s and CDC’s regulations and orders to stop the spread of COVID-19, including the following:

  • Social distancing

  • Sending sick employees home

  • Encouraging sick employees to stay home

  • Separating and sending home employees with possible respiratory illness symptoms

  • Promoting regular hand-washing and personal hygiene

  • Providing hand sanitizer to all employees

  • Wearing appropriate PPE including face coverings based on duties and/or the inability to maintain 6 feet of separation from other employees

  • Daily screening of employees for COVID-19 symptoms at the beginning of shifts


Daily screenings should include asking employees the following questions, and if the employee replies “yes” to any of the questions, they should be sent home:

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

  • Do you have a cough, shortness of breath or a sore throat?

  • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

  • Have you had loss of taste or smell?

  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?


To view the latest information from the Mississippi State Department visit here.