‘Safer at Home’ order now in effect until May 25th

Governor Tate Reeves announced at his daily briefing today that his ‘safer at home’ order has been extended by two weeks and now allows for the reopening of barbershops, salons, and gyms this coming Monday starting at 8 a.m.

Under the extended order, these places of business must follow a set of guidelines before reopening. Salons and barbershops must be deep-cleaned before reopening and on a daily basis afterwards.

Additionally, face coverings must be provided to all employees and daily screenings of workers will be implemented among other things.

For gyms, they must close by 10 p.m. daily and equipment must be rearranged to allow six feet of social distance between those working out.

Governor Reeves says that while the fight against COVID-19 is still not over, it’s time to get more small business owners back to work. “I know that these actions that I have taken to reopen certain industries will draw harsh criticism. I’m not worried about that. I cannot ask Mississippians to burn down their life’s work and put their family at risk of starvation because I’m afraid of some national media, or because I’m afraid of my reputation. We’re reaching the point where the damage to these families is as disastrous as any virus.”

The original ‘safer at home’ order was set to expire Monday, May 11th at 8 a.m.

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