Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a statewide Shelter-in-Place order on Wednesday. The order will go into effect at 5PM on Friday, April 3rd and end at 8AM on April 20th.
All Mississippi residents are ordered to stay home unless for essential needs, such as work or to get food.
Guidelines of the order include:
- Individuals are to stay at home except for the limited allowances in the executive order.
- When outside of their homes, people must follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining a 6-foot distance from others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
- Evictions are suspended, though people are still required to pay any rent or make any mortgage payments.
- All nonessential businesses are to stop all activities other than those necessary for minimum operations (e.g. payroll, health insurance, security) and enabling employees to work from home.
- Social and other non-essential gatherings in groups of more than 10 people must be canceled or rescheduled.
- Restaurants and bars may only remain open for drive-thru, curbside, and/or delivery service.
- People may leave their homes only to perform essential activities, such as caring for someone in the vulnerable population, getting food or necessary supplies, and working for essential businesses.
- Group recreation or activities such as soccer or basketball games are banned, but individual outdoor recreation is encouraged.