Mississippi gov skipped mask at NC event, despite mandate

While both North Carolina and Mississippi have mandates for people to wear face coverings in public places to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves did not at this rally for Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest at the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury, N.C., on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Forest is running for governor against incumbent Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Reeves said Tuesday, Aug. 25, at a news briefing, that he wore a mask 90% of the time while in North Carolina and that he only took his mask off to speak at the rally in support of Forest.