RALEIGH, MS - Officials on Thursday confirmed Smith County's first case of COVID-19. At this time, we ask that the public DO NOT PANIC. We are in close contact with the CDC, the Mississippi Department of Health and MEMA monitoring the situation.
In the meantime, we ask that you continue to take these simple preventative measures to minimize your risk of infection.
Yesterday, Raleigh Mayor Bobby Boykin announced on Facebook that "effective immediately, the Town of Raleigh city hall will be closed until further notice. As the situation with the coronavirus outbreak changes by the moment, it is most important, that we protect our town employees and the residents of our community. Any utility payments may be made by placing them in the drop box however, we will not be cutting off any services due to late payments. I strongly encourage all of our residents to stay home. We must work together to protect each other during this time. As your Mayor, I will be available to respond to any need that our residents might have related to town services or personal. Rather than calling the city hall, I ask that you contact me at my personal number 601-323-1174. It’s important that we continue to be calm and smart at the same time."
We will get through this pandemic, just bare with us at this time as we work through this.
If we can assistance you, please call Smith County EMA or Smith County Sheriff Dept.