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The Mississippi Association of Supervisors Insurance Trust (“MASIT”) provides the following update as part of the program’s risk management services.  MASIT is a risk management property and casualty insurance pool formed by your Association to serve the needs of Mississippi county government operations.  

Below you will find two items that we suggest you discuss with your Board Attorney and develop a plan for how to incorporate into your current employee handbook and training. 

Governor Reeves has announced two (2) new Executive Orders (E.O.). One of the orders extends the “Safe Return” order an additional two weeks, and the other order addresses getting all government employees back to work.

 

Getting Government Employees Back to Work: Executive Order NO.1495

Thank you to all the counties that sent MAS your "item list" of unbudgeted expenses due to COVID-19. This information was very helpful to the Legislature. As members of the MS Legislature are currently working towards crafting a bill to provide financial reimbursements back to counties, the Legislature is now requesting the "dollar amount" of your COVID-19 related unbudgeted expenses to date. They will use these numbers to formulate an idea of where to start as it pertains to the actual reimbursement amount.

The Legislature has asked the Mississippi Association of Supervisors to collect data on unbudgeted COVID-19 county expenditures. 

Please identify and specify COVID-19 types of expenses your county has incurred or may incur. At this point we are asking for the type of expense not the amount of the expense.

Please submit this information to Steve Gray at sgray@massup.org as soon as possible. 

In order for your county to receive its portion of the Use Tax Revenue, you must fill out and return the following letter to the Dept of Revenue. Counties must sign and return by May 15 or the county will lose their use tax funding.

Please click HERE to view letter. 

MS Legislature is set to reconvene Today, May 1 at 1 pm to discuss the $1.25 billion Corona Virus Relief Fund. It is important that you contact house and senate members and ask that counties be included in the reimbursement process for COVID-19 related expenses.Click HERE to view House Roster. Click HERE to view Senate Roster. 

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, MAS hosted a third conference call for Governor Tate Reeves to address county supervisors. After providing brief comments, Governor Reeves answered questions submitted by supervisors. One question dealt with funds to be provided to Mississippi under the CARES Act.

ACTION REQUIRED:

Counties should track all expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please click HERE to view executive order 1477 issued Today, April 24,2020 by Governor Reeves.

Please click HERE to view a letter from Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Lt. Governor Hosemann asked that this letter be sent to all Supervisors so you may contact your small businesses regarding this issue. Call MAS staff if you have any questions.

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