Initially implemented at the end of March, the order has been extended until April 30. Hinds county has also extended their closure until May 1. Hinds county has the most coronavirus cases in the state at 301, as of April 16.
Generally speaking, these orders close nonessential businesses and only allow residents to leave their home for specific, approved needs.
Under an order, you can still shop for groceries, pick up medications, pick up food from a restaurant, help family members in need, and exercise outdoors.
Essential businesses include hospitals, healthcare facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, child-care centers, as well as a variety of sectors such as utilities, transportation, and finance and banking.