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Update on COVID-19 mandates and restrictions



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Mayor George Flaggs Jr. held a conference on Friday, relating to COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.

A Civil Emergency Order is in effect March 12 through April 1, 2021.

What is currently in effect:

  • Masks continue to be mandatory inside public businesses and buildings if social distancing of 6 feet cannot be done.
  • Retail, grocery, salon, barber shops, personal care facilities, tattoo parlors, pet groomers, restaurant and bar employees are required to wear masks.
  • Sanitizing high-contact areas such as break rooms, door handles and carts must continue to be sanitized.
  • Restaurants and bars which sell or serve alcoholic beverages have to end sales and consumption at midnight and be closed by 1 a.m.
  • Juvenile curfews remain in effect during the hours of 7:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.
  • VPD patrols will increase with Deputy Police Chiefs supervising shifts Thursday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. with increased numbers of officers.

What is no longer in effect:

  • Reduced capacity restrictions are no longer in effect
  • Past restrictions on restaurants and bars to serve only seated patrons and limitations to 10 persons per table are no longer in effect.
  • Outdoor sports complex and multi-field facility restrictions are no longer in effect.
  • Restrictions on reception halls and conference centers are no longer in effect.
  • Restrictions on group gatherings, religious services and funerals are no longer in effect.
  • Requirements for screening customers and temperature checks are no longer in effect.

The proclamation can be read in its entirety here.

Vicksburg Daily News’s Tommy Parker was at the conference, and we have the video below:

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