Connect with us
[the_ad_placement id="manual-placement"] [the_ad_placement id="obituaries"]


This is what “Shelter in Place” means today



governor tate reeves
Listen to this article

What it means is that unless you work in an essential service or business, you are ordered to stay at home unless you have a crucial reason to go out, such as going to a doctor or picking up a prescription or making a run to the grocery store.

Reeves signed an order stating the new rules will go into place Friday at 5 p.m.

According to Reeve’s order:

  • Individuals are to stay at home except for the limited allowances in the executive order.
  • When outside of their homes, people must follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining a 6-foot distance from others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
  • Evictions are suspended, though people are still required to pay any rent or make any mortgage payments.
  • All nonessential businesses are to stop all activities other than those necessary for minimum operations (e.g. payroll, health insurance, security) and enabling employees to work from home.
  • Social and other non-essential gatherings in groups of more than 10 people must be cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Restaurants and bars may only remain open for drive-thru, curbside, and/or delivery service.
  • People may leave their homes only to perform essential activities, such as caring for someone in the vulnerable population, getting food or necessary supplies, and working for an essential business.
  • Individual outdoor recreation is encouraged, but not group recreation or activities such as soccer or basketball games.
  • Liquor stores are not going to be closed.

The Vicksburg Daily News will update this information as new information becomes available.

See a typo? Report it here.