A police chief in Mississippi has tested positive for the COVID19 virus.
From the City of Belmot Mayor on social media:
This is Mayor Buddy Wiltshire posting. I certainly don’t want people to panic but I do want everyone to be informed and to take this seriously. Police Chief Donald Ray Thomas has given me permission to share this, and I wanted you to hear it from an official source because word will be out soon anyway.
He received a call this morning that his COVID test resulted in a positive diagnosis. They don’t have my results back yet. Like me, Donald Ray continues to feel fine and shows no symptoms other than some that are also associated with allergies.
He and I are both shocked at this news. We both want everyone to stay home if you possibly can. Pay attention to any symptoms you might be having and call your health care provider if any develop. The last thing either of us would ever want to do is to spread this, but this proves that it is in our town and we all need to stay home.
He will remain quarantined for 14 more days, as will I if I get a positive test. Let’s pray that he continues to feel well and that we can all limit the spread of this virus. I will update you when I get my results. Buddy.