Governor Reeves plans to replace his Safer At Home executive order with a Safe Return order aimed to guide Mississippi into the next stage of economic recovery. Executive Order 1492 details updated social distancing guidelines for Mississippians, businesses, healthcare professionals, and indoor and outdoor recreation. Some of the strict social distancing guidelines in the Safe Return order include the following:

  • All those in the vulnerable population are strongly encouraged to continue sheltering in place to protect their health. This includes all elderly individuals (age 65 or older per CDC guidelines) and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised as such by chemotherapy for cancer or any other condition requiring such therapy.
  • For large group gatherings when social distancing is not possible, groups are limited to 20 people or less indoors and 50 people or less outdoors.
  • For large group gatherings when social distancing is possible, groups are limited to 50 people or less indoors and 100 people or less outdoors.
  • All travel may resume while minimizing non-essential business travel when possible.

The Safe Return order takes effect on Monday, June 1 at 8:00 AM as the previous order ends and will remain in effect until Monday, June 15 at 8:00 AM.