At today’s press conference with Mayor George Flaggs Jr., county supervisors and Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer, new rules were introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Vicksburg and Warren County.
The new information is:
– This is an amendment to phase 1 and phase 2 of the city’s declaration of a civil emergency originally declared March 18. The declaration allows the city to act more freely as it relates to spending money, law enforcement and other emergency actions.
– All day cares to close.
– All barber and beauty shops, nail and tanning salons and spas to close.
– No more than 10 people to congregate anywhere including retail, gas stations and stores.
– Tuesday, March 31, a testing site will be in the Pemberton Square Mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– This phase of the civil emergency plan will go into effect at noon on Monday, March 30. The plan in full detail will be available at the top of the page on The Vicksburg Daily News and on the Mayor’s Facebook page.
– Supervisor Jeff Holland spoke to highlight the county efforts. He highlighted that no more than 10 people should be gathered together in one place for any purpose. This includes convenience stores.
– John Elfer spoke about providing services to the community during these unprecedented times. Call 601-636-1544
Here is the Declaration from the Mayor (click to make larger):
A full report on the press conference and new rules will be forthcoming.
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