Under Governor Tate Reeves new ‘safer at home’ order that went into effect on Monday, retail shops are now allowed to reopen.
Under the new orders, non-essential businesses are allowed to reopen, but are limited to 50 percent occupancy to allow for social distancing.
For many small business owners on the Coast, this is exciting news. Today, Brandin Brosh, the owner of a small clothing boutique called “Charisma” in Downtown Ocean Springs, is opening her store back up to the public.
Brosh said it was challenging having to suspend in person business and she is excited to get back to work. “It has been really difficult being closed and obviously it is for the safety of the community which I can appreciate because health is important. It has been a difficult road because the bills don’t go away even when we are closed. So, getting back open I am looking forward to trying to, even if not at 100 percent, just get back to a little bit of normalcy.”
Under this new order, businesses are required to perform frequent cleanings and they must have hand sanitizer available for customers to use.