JACKSON, MS – Governor Tate Reeves announced a state-wide shelter in place order, valid beginning Friday. Mr. Reeves said that he concluded to the executive order is nessesary after discussions with health experts. He added, “It will not be easy, but it is the right course of action.” The order will remain in place until health experts agree that it is safe to lift the injunction, designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, and prevent overwhelming Mississippi’s healthcare infrastructure. Reeves says that failure to take COVID-19 seriously is a risk to your life or the lives of others.
Mississippi Shelter In Place Guidelines:
- Individuals are to stay at home except for the limited allowances
- When outside of their homes, people must maintain a 6-foot distance from others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
- Evictions are suspended
- nonessential businesses are to stop all activities other than necessary operations like payroll, health insurance, and security. Employees may work from home.
- non-essential gatherings of more than 10 people must be cancelled or rescheduled.
- Restaurants and bars are limited to drive-thru, curbside, and/or delivery service.
- People may leave their homes to perform essential activities, like caring for the vulnerable population, food, necessary supplies, or work for an essential business.
- Individual outdoor recreation is encouraged, but not group recreation.