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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves Orders Shelter in Place

Executive Order No. 1466

Post Date:04/02/2020 11:27 AM



Yesterday during a press conference Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued a shelter-in-place order for the entire state.  The order will be effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 and will remain in full force until 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2020. 


To identify Essential Businesses please refer to Executive Order 1463 pages 3, 4 & 5.

We encourage our citizens to review the below documents and respectfully ask to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Executive Order 1466

Executive Order 1463

1463 Supplement E.O.

FAQs E.O. 1466

Please see below the summary provided by Mississippi Economic Council of Governor Tate Reeve's Shelter In Place Order Issued Yesterday:

Governor Tate Reeves today issued a shelter-in-place order for the state of Mississippi through an executive order, which he signed during the announcement. The following guidelines, included in the order, are to be followed in order to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Individuals are to stay at home except for the limited allowances in the executive order.
  • When outside of their homes, people must follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining a 6-foot distance from others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
  • Evictions are suspended, though people are still required to pay any rent or make any mortgage payments.
  • All nonessential businesses are to stop all activities other than those necessary for minimum operations (e.g. payroll, health insurance, security), enabling employees to work from home.
  • Social and other non-essential gatherings in groups of more than 10 people must be cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Restaurants and bars may only remain open for drive-thru, curbside, and/or delivery service. Liquor stores will remain open, Reeves said.
  • People may leave their homes only to perform essential activities, such as caring for someone in the vulnerable population, getting food or necessary supplies, and working for an essential business.
  • Individual outdoor recreation is encouraged, but not group recreation or activities such as soccer or basketball games.

The order goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and will remain in place until 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20.


Executive Order 1466


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