Sunday, April 26, 2020

"Safer at Home" In Place Till May 11

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued Executive Order 1477 on Friday. The new executive order urges all Mississippians to stay home except for essential travel. The order known as “Safer at Home” will begin on Monday as the previous “Shelter in Place Order” expires and remain in effect until Monday, May 11.

The new order loosens some restrictions in an effort to slowly re-start the Mississippi economy. The order can be seen by clicking here.

Here are the key points:

  • Those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 -- people with pre-existing conditions, compromised immune systems and others over age 65 should continue to shelter-in-place based on the CDC guidelines.
  • Guidelines for social distancing and staying away from groups of 10 or more people remain in place.
  • The order allows most businesses to open as long as they follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Restaurants and bars are still limited to take-out and drive-thru operations.
  • Travel is permitted but limited to essential needs only
  • Gyms, tattoo parlors, spas, salons, barber shops and other personal care businesses are to remain closed to the public.
Local governments still have the authority to establish and maintain their own guidelines.  Winston County Supervisors and City of Louisville officials will meet early next week and will likely review their current status.