The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Horn Lake, adopt the following emergency measures that shall take effect immediately and remain in effect until rescinded by the governing authority of the City of Horn Lake,
Section I: Effective at midnight (12:00 a.m.) March 24, 2020, until further action by
Motion and Order or Resolution of the governing authority of the City of Horn Lake, all
restaurants shall only serve food using drive-through, curbside (only) pick-up, or delivery
methods, and shall not allow the use by the public of interior or exterior common dining or bar
Section 2: Effective at midnight (12:00 a.m.) March 24, 2020, until further action by
Motion and Order or Resolution of the governing authority of the City of Horn Lake, all other
businesses, clubs, organizations, places of worship, or other gatherings within the City’s
boundaries shall adhere to the guideline of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit
crowds or gatherings to no more than 10 people (including employees/workers) and shall adhere
to the CDC guideline for spacing/social distancing; but excluding essential services which
include, but are not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, health clinics (including veterinarians),
drug stores, pharmacies, banks, grocery stores, convenience stores (but no dine-in), gas stations,
hardware stores, licensed day cares, automobile repair shops, hotels (in-room food service is
allowed, but no common dine-in area; and no meeting/conference rooms with gatherings of more
than 10 people), food banks and funerals (including places of worship being used in connection
with a food bank and/or funeral), distribution centers/warehouses, manufacturers or distributors
of products or goods necessary for the supply chain of essential supplies, goods, or services,
agricultural products and suppliers, and government-related activities (including the post office).
Section 3: The governing authority acknowledges the Mayor’s March 19, 2020
proclamation of the existence of a local emergency in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. Section
33-15-17(d) and hereby finds the conditions of extreme peril caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
continue to exist, warranting and necessitating the continuation of the local emergency.
Section 4: The Mayor or his designee and City departments are hereby authorized to
seek any and all necessary state and federal assistance and funding, as may be available, in
responding to this civil emergency.
Section 5: The City may issue such other orders as are necessary for the protection of life
Section 6: The Horn Lake Police Department and other City officials are authorized to
enforce the provisions of this resolution and/or proclamation/declaration of civil emergency.
Any violation of this resolution and/or proclamation/declaration of civil emergency may be
punishable as provided by State law, including but not limited to Miss. Code Ann. Section 45-
17-9, as well as the City’s Code of Ordinances.