Vicksburg mayor provides update on city’s COVID-19 Civil Emergency Order


VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs announced on Friday that the city’s COVID-19 Civil Emergency Order has been extended to June 7, 2021, but there will be fewer restrictions.

This comes after  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.

Effective immediately, mandatory face coverings are no longer in place. Flaggs said businesses and organizations shall specify their specific business requirements for:

  • Face coverings for employees and customers
  • Provision for hand sanitizer
  • Reasonable eorts to encourage social distancing
  • Sanitizing high-contact surfaces and carts
  • Posting notice of face covering requirements
  • Screening of employees and volunteers

All members of the public are encouraged to wear a face covering if not vaccinated or unable to maintain social distancing in large indoor gatherings.

The mayor said the juvenile curfew will remain in effect from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. until further notice.

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