Gulfport Mayor increases occupancy for retail businesses to 50%, eases some restrictions on restaurants

GULFPORT, Miss. (WXXV) — Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes has issued “Executive Order No. 7,”  to loosen some restrictions that were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order, which goes into effect on Thursday at 8 a.m., allows for the following:

  • Increase the occupancy rate for retail businesses to 50 percent
  • Reopen public parks between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Allow restaurants to reopen for indoor and outdoor dining with certain guidelines

For restaurants, some of those guidelines include only allowing 50 percent occupancy, rearranging  floor plans to allow tables to be at least six feet apart, placing hand sanitizer at all entrance stations, hostess stands, cashier stations, and bathrooms.

Party sizes at restaurants must be limited to groups of no more than six people. Buffets and self-service food and drink stations are prohibited. The full language of the state’s executive order can be found on the Governor’s website here.

Under the order, barbershops, salons, gyms, amusement facilities and massage services are to remain closed until further notice. A full copy of the local order is listed below:

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