VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., announced face masks are now mandatory inside public businesses and buildings for 14 days, if social distancing (six feet) cannot be practiced.
“I’ve been advised by medical experts that Vicksburg’s COVID-19 cases are increasing at an alarming rate. As a result of this, I believe it’s absolutely necessary that we institute an indoor mask mandate for 14 days in Vicksburg,” Flaggs said.
The civil emergency order includes the following exceptions to the mask mandate:
- If you’re able to stay six feet apart from others not in your household
- If you’re a child under the age of eight
- If you have a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a mask
- If you’re consuming food or drink
- If you’re communicating with someone hearing impaired
- If you’re speaking to an audience
- If you’re temporarily removing face covering for identification purposes
- If you’re an employee or customer of a manufacturing or gaming business unless the business or other jurisdictional authority requires it