Mask Mandates Still in Effect for City of Jackson
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order that keeps mask mandates is still in place.
“We know that success at controlling the spread of this virus depends upon all of us adhering to recommended social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines,” said Mayor Lumumba.
The mayor also said just days ago that additional restrictions could be on the horizon if the metro’s hospitals again become overwhelmed by COVID patients.
“That is a defining statistic that sways the pendulum of when we implement more restrictions or not,” he said.
Provisions of the May 2021 order include, but are not limited to:
- Any individual who is over age two and able to medically and physically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place or at work (essential and non-essential) and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance. Face coverings are required in public outdoor spaces and public indoor spaces such as stores. This requirement shall not apply in places or situations where industry standards prescribe against the wearing of a face covering.
- All capacity restrictions for businesses, restaurants and events previously implemented through any Mayoral Executive Order related to Covid-19 have been lifted.
- Business entities within the City of Jackson that hold on premises retail alcoholic beverage permits issued by the Department of Revenue may continue to take advantage of the ordinance establishing a temporary citywide leisure and recreation district within the corporate boundaries of the City of Jackson for the carry out/drive-through/curbside pick-up of alcoholic beverages.
This Order, issued on May 10, is still effective as of today, Monday, July 26, 2021, and remains in full force and effect until modified, amended, rescinded, superseded or terminated due to the expiration of termination of the existing civil emergency.