COVID-19

The Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency (OCEMA) continues to monitor the guidance of the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19.  To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we encourage residents, businesses and visitors to remain vigilant and practice proper hygiene methods to help prevent the virus from spreading. 


Oktibbeha County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 
Current Status: Level IV (Virtual SIT Room Activated for Support Agencies)


A COVID-19 outbreak could last for a long time. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials may recommend community actions designed to limit exposure to COVID-19. 

County/City Officials may ask you to modify, postpone, or cancel large events for the safety and well-being of your event staff, participants, and the community. 

Please follow any guidelines set in order to protect the lives of our citizens of Oktibbeha County. 


For more information on COVID-19 we strongly recommend getting information from reliable and trusted sites for COVID-19 information such as:

World Health Organization (WHO)- www.who.int

Center for Disease Control (CDC) - www.cdc.gov

Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) - www.msdh.ms.gov 

You can also download the MS Ready app on your smartphone to receive public health information and alerts from MSDH.

Crisis Text Hotline: Text "Share" to 741741 to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor for free, confidential support 24/7. 

For the latest Executive Orders from Governor Tate Reeves - https://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Pages/Executive-Orders.aspx


For local information regarding COVID-19:

City of Starkville - www.cityofstarkville.org

Starkville Oktibbeha County School District - www.starkvillesd.com/covid19

Mississippi State University - www.emergency.msstate.edu