The City of D’Iberville Orders Non-Essential Retailers Closed and Issues Stay at Home Order

D’Iberville City Manager Clay Jones, on behalf of the Mayor and City Council, has ordered non-essential retailers closed and issued a Stay at Home order, effective at 12:01 am, April 2, 2020, directing all D’Iberville residents to observe the requirements of this order and limit activities beyond those for essential needs.

This order includes a curfew from 11:00 pm – 5:00 am for all individuals. Medical professionals, first responders, and military personnel are exempt from this order.• Nightly Curfew – from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.
• Non-essential businesses are ordered closed.
• All businesses and establishments that do not explicitly fall within the scope of “Essential Businesses,” as referred to herein, and whose very nature requires contact of less than six (6) feet, including, but not limited to, personal care and grooming businesses, tattoo parlors, spas, exercise studios, massage parlors, fitness centers and facilities, health clubs, nail salons, barber shops, cross training gyms, beauty parlors and salons, gyms, and other similar businesses located in the City of D’Iberville.
• Retail establishments allowed to remain open must limit customer access to less than 5% of their permitted occupancy limit, grocery stores and pharmacies are specifically exempt from the 5% occupancy limit. Please contact the Building Department for questions regarding occupancy limits at (228) 273-3391 or hfountain@diberville.ms.us.
• There is no change to the regulation for restaurants and they are required to provide take-out/curbside pick-up, delivery or drive-thru options. No on-premise meal service or consumption is allowed – inside, or outside.

Under this order, D’Iberville residents CAN:
• Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
• Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
• Go to medically necessary appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
• Go to a restaurant for take-out/curbside pick-up, delivery or drive-thru only
• Care for or support a friend or family member
• Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog, and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others
• Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian, if necessary
• Help someone to get necessary supplies
• Receive deliveries from any business which delivers
➢ All individuals in the City of D’Iberville must adhere to the most recent regulations or guidelines issued by the CDC, the MDOH, or the President of the United States with respect to prevention and protection against the spread of this virus (e.g., staying at least 6 ft from others and avoiding groups in excess of 10 persons)
Under this order, D’Iberville residents SHOULD NOT:
• Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order*
• Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
• Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions as provided on the facility websites.
*Examples of Essential Worker Functions:
• Healthcare workers and caregivers
• Mental health and Social Service workers
• Pharmacy employees
• Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail sales of food and beverage products
• Restaurant carryout and quick-serve food operations and food delivery employees
• Farm workers
• Electricity and Utility Industry Employees
• Critical Manufacturing Employees (medical supply chains, energy, transportation, food, chemicals)
• Petroleum, Natural and Propane Gas Workers
• Transportation and Logistics Workers
• Communications and Information Technology Employees
• Financial Services and Banking Industry Employees
Information, including a complete copy of the Order, is available at www.diberville.ms.us and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cityofdiberville/ .

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