COVID-19 Executive Order
Shelter In Place Executive Order 1466
Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1466 establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all Mississippians.
The shelter-in-place will begin Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00PM and be in effect until Monday, April 20,2020 at 8:00AM.
This latest executive order outlines the guidelines of the statewide shelter-in-place, stating that:
- 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) and 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.
- 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.
Essential Businesses are defined in Executive Order 1463 on page 3.
See the document linked below for answers to some frequently asked questions about the shelter-in-place order.