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Flaggs announces changes to city COVID-19 proclamations



Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during his April 6 Facebook live Q&A. (Screen grab from video by Thomas Parker)

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced this morning that he will extend the city’s emergency proclamation to June 1.

Some businesses will be reopened with restrictions in accordance to Gov. Tate Reeves new order signed Monday.

Summary of May 5, 2020 Proclamation

  1. Restaurants – inside or outside dining at 50% capacity. Employees must be screened & wear a mask at all times. Frequent cleaning/sanitizing practiced. Disposable menus & condiments.  No buffets or self-serve stations. Hand sanitizer at all points of entry, exit, hostess station, restrooms & cashier. Must close at 10:00 pm. Social distancing required by customers waiting to be seated and between tables.
  2. Pet groomers – can open in accordance with guidance provided by Mississippi Board of Animal Health.
  3. Outdoor recreation – effective Thursday, May 7, at noon, city neighborhood parks, basketball courts, playgrounds, and the skateboard park will open.
  4. Tennis courts and softball and baseball fields at Halls Ferry Park will be open for scheduled use only through the City Recreation Department (601.831.8050). Softball and baseball fields are for practice only. Persons shall maintain six feet distance from each other.
  5. Curfew exception – 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. for purposes of exercise or walking a pet.

These changes are in effect until June 1, 2020 unless repealed or modified by a new proclamation. All other provisions from the previous proclamation remain the same.


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