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Edwards Police Department quarantined for possible COVID-19 case



The Mayor of Edwards, Mississippi, has ordered the town’s police force to quarantine for 48 hours to await COVID-19 test results.

In a social media post Wednesday night, Mayor Marcus Wallace said the force has a possible COVID-19 case. The case has not been confirmed, but he instituted a quarantine as a precautionary measure. The entire force, including administrative employees, have been tested.

As a result of the quarantine, the Edwards Police Department is closed until test results are returned. The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office is assuming police duties for Edwards during the quarantine, according to the mayor’s post.


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Citizens, as of this afternoon my administration was notified that we had a possible COVID-19 case within our police department. As of right now it has not been confirmed but as a precautionary measure, I required all police officers and the administration to be tested and to quarantine themselves for the next 48 hrs until we get the test results back. This is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the police officers, the board and administration and you the citizens of this community. The Edwards Police Department will be closed for the next 48 hrs but thanks to Sheriff Vance and his deputies, the town will be covered. Again, this matter hasn’t been confirmed but as mayor I am taking neccessary precautions to make sure we do all we can to prevent anyone in this community from contracting this virus. This COVID-19 is very serious people and it’s even more dangerous in smaller communities. Continue to practice social distancing, wear your masks and do not go around others if you’re ill. Once I’m informed of the test results, I will inform the entire community of what my next steps are. Continue to pray for the health, safety and welfare of the town of Edwards…. Marcus L. Wallace, Mayor

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