Masks at DPS Driver Services will be mandatory come Monday

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) has announced that anybody seeking to enter one of Mississippi’s driver license offices must wear a mask.

The mandate will go into effect on Monday, July 13 and was put into place due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

“We have to be diligent in our efforts to limit transmission of the virus,” recently-confirmed DPS Commissioner Sean Tindell said. “We also feel it is imperative to require a facemask be worn by all patrons and personnel inside driver license offices to accomplish that goal.”

Each location will continue to follow a daily schedule based on the first letter of customers’ last names.

  • Monday: A-E
  • Tuesday: F-L
  • Wednesday: Firearm Permits, Security Guard Permits, Renewals, & Duplicates
  • Thursday: M-S
  • Friday: T-Z

Prior to this announcement, DPS was highly encouraging customers to wear masks.