The Gautier City Council on Tuesday voted to loosen its restrictions on the number of customers that will be allowed inside local stores at one time.
City leaders voted to amend the City’s COVID-19 order adopted on April 1.
The section pertaining to businesses and establishments having a large customer base was revised to permit 100 customers at one time in stores of 100,000 square feet or larger, 75 customers at one time in stores between 25,000 and 99,999 square feet, 50 customers at one time in stores between 14,000 and 24,999 square feet, and 20 customers at one time in stores under 14,000 square feet.
In addition, all non-essential businesses shall continue to follow the executive orders of Gov. Tate Reeves and shall be permitted to operate if and when the governor removes or amends those orders.
All other provisions of the order will remain in place until such time as the local emergency ceases or this order is revisited by the Gautier City Council.