New Civil Emergency Order of Vicksburg to go in effect Oct. 5

Coronavirus

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will sign a new Civil Emergency Order on Friday, October 2, at 2:30 p.m. The new order comes after Gov. Tate Reeves announced the statewide mask mandate would expire on Wednesday, September 30.

The new order will be in effect from Monday, October 5, to Monday, November 2.

The new guidelines for the City of Vicksburg are below:

RETAIL BUSINESSES

  • Face Coverings are still required in the City of Vicksburg inside all retail businesses, including grocery stores, building supply stores, cigar shops, convenience stores, liquor stores, and any other store that sells items to the public. However, maximum capacity may go back to 100% as long as strict social distancing, 6 feet separation, can be ensured between persons who are not in the same household.

RESTAURANTS & BARS

  • Face coverings are still required of employees and customers while not eating or drinking. Maximum capacity may go back to 100 % as long as strict social distancing can be maintained between tables and parties/groups. Limit of 10 to a table. Places that sell alcohol or allow consumption of alcohol on the premises must stop serving, selling or consuming by 11:00 p.m. and close the business by midnight.

SALONS, BARBER SHOPS, SPAS, MASSAGE PARLORS, TATTOO PARLORS, PERSONAL GROOMING OR PET GROOMERS

  • Face coverings are still required of employees and customers. Maximum capacity may go back to 100% as long as strict social distancing can be maintained between customers.

GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS

  • Face coverings are still required and must not exceed 75% capacity. Must clean and disinfect high contact equipment and areas frequently. Hand sanitizer must be available at entrances and exits.

MOVIE THEATERS & AUDITORIUMS

  • Face coverings are still required and must not exceed 75% capacity. Must clean and disinfect high contact equipment and areas frequently. Hand sanitizer must be available at entrances and exits.

DANCE STUDIOS, LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS, INDOOR RECREATION & PLACES OF AMUSEMENT, OUTDOOR RECREATION & PLACES OF AMUSEMENT

  • Face coverings are still required and may go back to 100% maximum capacity as long as strict social distancing can be maintained between persons not in the same household.

RECEPTION HALLS AND CONFERENCE CENTERS

  • Face coverings are still required and may go back to 100% maximum capacity as long as strict social distancing can be maintained between persons not in the same household. For seated dinners only, there shall be at least six (6) feet between tables and a maximum at ten (10) persons at each table.

IN GENERAL

  1. Face Coverings are still required in all businesses, except manufacturing businesses.
  2. Exceptions to the face covering requirement:
    A. Any individual who will not come in contact with any other individual and can
    maintain social distancing (6 feet apart);
    B. Any child under 8, but strongly encouraged for ages 2-7;
    C. Any individual with a medical condition that prevents wearing a face covering;
    D. Any individual who is consuming food or drinks;
    E. Any individual seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired;
    F. Any individual giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience; and
    G. . Any individual temporarily removing his or her face covering for identification purposes.

GROUP GATHERINGS

  • All persons in public or private social gatherings/activities shall maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet apart between individuals not in the same household. If indoors, a face covering is required if persons are not able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

  • Places of worship are encouraged to follow the Safe Worship Guidelines adopted on May 20, Face coverings are encouraged. Worshipers shall maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet apart between individuals not in the same household.

FUNERALS

  • Funerals are encouraged to be grave side. May be held at Church or Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or at the City Auditorium at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. All persons shall maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet apart between individuals not in the same household. Upon proof of death due to COVID-19, the cost for the City Auditorium for the funeral shall be one-half of the regular auditorium fee.

JUVENILE CURFEW

  • The curfew for juveniles 17 and under will remain in place with the exceptions of traveling to or from work, being with a parent or guardian, traveling to or from a legitimate school function or organized youth sport activity.

SPECIAL LAW ENFORCMENT TASK FORCE

  • The special law enforcement task force will remain in place on Thursdays through Sundays from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

BUSINESS SCREENING AND CLEANING

  • Businesses shall continue to screen employees and customers and disinfect high contact areas.

HALLOWEEN

  • Will be observed on October 31, 2020 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
    • Encouraged to have outdoor events instead of door to door trick or treating
    • Children should wear cloth masks, sanitize often, maintain social distancing, avoid “face to face” exposure, not share masks, props, toys or candy
    • Adults should also wear a mask, sanitize often, maintain social distances, sit outside behind a table or booth, put out hand sanitizer, hand out goodies instead of allowing children to reach into bucket or container, use tongs or candy slide or other alternative ways of delivering candy

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