The Clarksdale government is currently being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases.
“COVID-19 is running all through every department at the city of Clarksdale. A lot of my team members are getting hit with the virus,” stated Mayor Chuck Espy.
Due to so many employees contracting the virus, the mayor has had to hire contractors to fill positions in the infected’s absence. Most of these cases come in the public works department.
Espy would not confirm how many positive cases have been reported, but he continued to state that the public works department and police force have been hit substantially by the virus.
The mayor of Clarksdale has urged citizens to wear masks constantly and continue to social distance to contain the spread in the COVID-stricken city.