Mayor advocates being proactive to slow the spread of COVID-19

Mayor advocates being proactive to slow the spread of COVID-19


Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. urged residents to be proactive to slow the spread of COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday, Flaggs issued a supplemental proclamation for the five-day period beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight, Monday, Nov. 30.

Following is a summary of the proclamation:

  1. Face coverings required in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors, if social distancing (6 feet apart) isn’t possible.
  2. Exceptions to the face covering requirements. Face coverings do not apply to the following:
    1. Any individual who will not come in contact with any other individual (outside of their immediate household members) or who will be able to maintain strict social distancing of 6 feet apart from any other individual (outside of immediate household);
    2. Any child under the age of eight; however, all children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
    3. Any individual with a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering;
    4. Any individual who is consuming food or drinks;
    5. Any individual seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired;
    6. Any individual giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience; and
    7. Any individual temporarily removing his or her face covering for identification purposes.
  3. Upon returning from the Thanksgiving Holiday Monday Nov. 30, 2020, all Vicksburg City Government employees will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, including temperature. THIS WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL EMPLOYEES.
  4. This Proclamation is supplemental to the Proclamation currently in effect. All other matters in the Proclamation issued Nov. 2, 2020, through Dec. 3, 2020, remain in full force and effect.

Read the entire proclamation.