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September 14, 2020 11:23 AM

Reeves Extended Mask Mandate-Loosened Dining Restrictions

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended his executive order calling for a statewide mask mandate until the end of September.

The new order is an expansion of the one that was set to expire Monday morning. It’s now set to expire at 5 p.m. on September 30.

There are several changes regarding group gatherings and businesses.

Retail businesses and restaurants can operate with up to 75% of the store’s maximum capacity. Social distancing and cleaning protocols must still be in place.
*Group gatherings where social distancing is not possible are limited to 10 people inside and 50 people outside. (Does not apply to religious entities, voting precincts, schools, or gatherings governed by other capacity limitations.)
*Group gatherings where social distancing is possible are limited to 20 people indoors and 100 people outside. (Does not apply to religious entities, voting precincts, schools, or gatherings governed by other capacity limitations.)
*Conference Centers & Reception Halls: 25% of maximum seating capacity. For Seated Dinners - 75% of maximum seating capacity. 10 guests per table.
*Restaurants can increase party size per table to 10 customers (previously 6).
Buffets and self-service drink stations are allowed to reopen.
*Gyms can open 24 hours per day and operate with up to 75% of its maximum capacity.

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