Friday, April 17, 2020

Shelter -In-Place Extended But with Relaxation of Some Restrictions

In today’s briefing, Governor Tate Reeves announced that the statewide shelter-in-place will be
extended by seven days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to restart some level of operation and allowing state parks and fishing areas to re-open with restrictions. The new order extends the expiration date of shelter-in-place to Monday, April 27th.

After assurances by state and local officials that they can safely enforce social distancing rules, the executive order allows beaches, state park lakes, state lakes and reservoirs to re-open on a limited basis.

In addition, the Governor announced that “non-essential” businesses could start making curbside, delivery, or drive-thru sales.

“Clothing stores, florists, or athletic goods can do safe sales. If a salon or other business wants to safely sell their excess supplies to stay afloat, they can do that. Call ahead or order online, then safely pick it up. I wish I could open it all back up for everyone. I can’t do it without harming even more people. But we believe that we can safely do this,” said Reeves.

The full text of the Order # 1473 is located here for specific details.