Social media users are sharing a photograph of an alleged official notice from Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves. The letter, which is fabricated, purportedly announces that face coverings will no longer be required in the state starting Oct. 1, 2020. This claim is false.
The poorly fabricated document (see pixeled watermark of the state seal and grammatical errors) starts by saying: “This is a formal letter to all of the Residents and Business in Mississippi, the beginning of October 2020 the statewide mask requirements will be abolished.’ The signature featured in the fabricated letter also differs from Reeves’ authentic signature visible in official documents here .
Renae Eze, a spokesperson for the governor’s office told Reuters via email that this letter “is an absolute fake”.
“As we have throughout the entire pandemic, our