Reeves reopens more in Mississippi

By Aaron Rice
May 4, 2020

Gov. Tate Reeves updated his safer-at-home order today, opening new parts of the Mississippi economy, as well as parks and recreation. 

Dining halls can reopen in restaurants and bars at 50 percent capacity. They must also screen customers and employees upon entering, and all employees must wear masks. Bars that do not serve food must remain closed. 

The gathering limitation for outdoor activities has increased from 10 to 20, while it remains at 10 for indoor activities.

"This is a start," Reeves said. "We’ll continue to evaluate and move up from here."

Reeves also spoke on barber shops and salons, saying they have spent more time on this topic than any other over the past two weeks. But, at this point they are not able to reopen. 

"We’ll get there but I can’t do that today," Reeves added. "I want you to get back to work but I can't put the people of our state at unreasonable risks."

The order goes into effect Thursday and will remain in place until Monday, May 11.


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