Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has issued an extension of his “Stay Safe” executive order, initially issued May 14, to remain in effect indefinitely, reinforcing key provisions such as facial coverings, social distancing and limited crowd size.
The order, which largely mirrors the most recent executive order from Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, also allows for the reopening of libraries, museums, theaters and auditoriums.
Issued “in the public interest and in the general welfare of the City of Jackson,” core principles include:
- Wash your hands.
- Facial coverings are required.
- Vulnerable residents are asked to stay home.
- Group Gatherings (public or private) where social distancing is not possible are limited to no more than 20 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 50 people in an outdoor space. Six feet of distance is required.
- Group Gatherings (public or private) where social distancing is possible are limited to no more than 50 people in a single indoor space or groups of no more than 100 people in an outdoor space. Six feet of distance is required.
- Businesses remain encouraged to allow teleworking or work-from-home. For those that return to in-office work environments, employees and customers must wear face coverings when six feet distancing between individuals cannot be maintained.
- Restaurants and Bars. Restaurants and bars can continue to operate as allowed in previous orders. Social distancing, facial covering and sanitation measures outlined therein still apply.
- Restaurants and bars may have live music with a minimum of 12 feet of separation between the musicians and restaurant/bar customers.
- Beauty shops, barber shops, nail salons, massage clinics, and other personal grooming facilities, along with tattoo parlors and fitness centers and gyms continue to operate under previous requirements.
- Dance studios, libraries and museums as well as theatre houses and auditoriums may open.
- Outdoor places of amusement and recreation, including amusement rides, splash pads, swimming pools, go-cart tracks, playgrounds, public and private parks, and the Jackson Zoo and indoor facilities such as children’s party and play facilities, playgrounds, trampoline facilities, bowling alleys, roller skating rinks, arcades, social clubs, reception halls and conference centers may open. Subject to Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order No. 1492, all require the same social distancing, facial covering and sanitation City measures as other businesses.
This post is by no means exhaustive or meant to serve as a substitute for official documentation from the city that outlines much more than we can cover here. Read the full executive order from the City of Jackson at jacksonms.gov.