The Stone County Board of Supervisors is meeting on a daily basis to discuss, and make decisions on, the Coronavirus crisis.

On Monday, the board adopted an emergency resolution and directed all county restaurants to go to take out/curbside service only with no dining in.

While county offices remain closed to foot traffic, with residents asked to conduct business over the telephone or online, the board has not implemented a curfew of any kind nor moved to shut down any private businesses.

“Now, that could change tomorrow,” said Board President and District 3 Supervisor Lance Pearson. “Things are changing on a daily basis, so we’re meeting every day and reviewing what we are doing and are going to do as a county.”

Pearson said the board is following guidelines issued by the Mississippi State Department of Health and encouraged county residents to do the same.

“I suggest residents who can continually check the MSDH website for new updates about how to fight this thing and share that information with those who don’t have access the internet,” he said.

He stressed that county residents should remain calm in the face of the crisis and try to help one another, especially senior citizens who are most vulnerable.

“If we’re going to get through this thing, we’re going to do it with the help of the good Lord and by supporting each other in any way we can,” he said.

Information about Coronavirus and Covid-19 can be found by visiting the MSDH website at

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