By LEAH WILLINGHAM
Associated Press/ Report for America
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s coronavirus rules allow for crowded kitchens and family rooms this holiday weekend.
The executive orders of Gov. Tate Reeves say up to 20 people can attend an indoor gathering without social distancing.
Mississippi’s health department said Friday that any holiday weekend gatherings should comply with the Republican governor’s orders, which also say that up to 50 people can be indoors together if they can somehow remain 6 feet apart. The top state health officer, Thomas Dobbs, urging people to be more cautious, avoiding parties and gatherings altogether. He says “things are getting worse very quickly.”