Order requiring face coverings, limited crowd sizes for Jackson County starting Wednesday

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JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WXXV) — A new executive order from Governor Tate Reeves to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 goes into effect in Jackson County starting Wednesday, October 21.

Every person must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a business, school, building, or indoor space open to the public when it is not possible to maintain 6 feet social distance at all times.

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It is not required to wear a mask while eating or drinking at a restaurant.

All gatherings in Jackson County must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Social gatherings/activities shall be limited to 10 people indoors and 50 people outside
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times inside and outside (when unable to maintain 6 feet social distancing)

The order is in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020 unless otherwise modified by Governor Tate Reeves.