It’s up to governors to determine the best path forward in the wake of COVID-19

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves discussed his strategy to get the state out of their health and economic crisis.
3:30 | 05/20/20

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Now with all fifty states partially open it is up to those governors to determine the best path forward in the wake of Kobe nineteen. And here to discuss his strategy to get the state of Mississippi. Out of this health and economic crisis is governor Tate Reeves governor Reeves thanks for being with us and I know in the past few weeks you had a allowed some businesses to reopen with certain restrictions restaurants gyms barber shops. And most recently tattoo parlors haven't you make those determinations. And tell us how it's going. Well thank you for a meal today it well I'll tell you is that in every decision we make we have recognized and realized. There we have a public health crisis in this state in his country or one cent we have an economic crisis and that's the way in which we approach every single. Decision that we make we let didn't date drop our decision making. According to some data from the Mississippi state department of health corona virus as you know has been disproportionately affecting African Americans. In your state why do you think that disparity exists and what are you doing to combat it. Well I'll tell you is ultimately will be the scientist who will determine exactly why has been the exterior and it appears certainly. That those with preexisting conditions that the brunt of ours particularly. Those are teaching. And heart disease and diabetes. And obesity. It is certainly more cruel to those who were in our older populations be looked. 500 feet deep ordinance in the city proves its 4840. I've been in individuals who are over the age of sixty every single one other traffic but that is what the data suggests right now. One of the things we've been trying to do to protect are. American population we work very aren't yet as much information as much education out those needs work our American mayor work. With famous Mississippi into Barack PSAs all. I just losing years nor Morgan Freeman and Arianna any bruises have been kind enough to duty as it is for us we judge sim Nate makes all of our communities. All right and you are allowing this is a big headline casinos in Mississippi to reopen starting tomorrow. Talk about the safety guidelines are implementing to avoid spreading the virus in those areas. Well we weave is it's easier to beat safety guidelines with respect casinos and every other industry. We are having every single employee is going to be. I don't communicate with ethnic coming to work we ask the questions that need to be. There Jim it is going to be taken saying they used through every single gas that comes into the facility you're also. Requiring social disease got. We won't raise its slot seat. That is and less than six feet of Clark. We're reducing the number of people we can play on table games prison BC a blackjack table only allow. Three individuals what are in the middle and two bears are yet to play in particular. Our own table games. The industry is working very hard and makes you lose incentive for there. Customers and employees. And in we're we're looking forward to getting. All of our business news street back operates on fox call. Every single business is essential. To whomever wanted it to whomever quirks air. But does it helps and provide food for their family. Well we know you've been hard at work all these DC still have a lot more ahead abuse we appreciate your time governor Tate reads thank you for being with us. But he needed it.

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