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Tate Changes Tack and Issues Statewide Quarantine Order


JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has issued a statewide stay-at-home order to try and slow the spread of coronavirus. From 5:00 PM Friday through 8:00 AM Monday, April 20th residents can only leave home to perform essential activities like caring for someone in the vulnerable population, getting food or necessary supplies and working for essential business. All nonessential businesses are ordered to stop activities other than those necessary for minimum operations like payroll, health insurance, and security and enabling employees to work from home. Social and other non-essential gatherings in groups of more than 10 people must be canceled or rescheduled. Restaurants may only open for drive-thru, curbside and/or delivery service. And, evictions are suspended although people are still required to pay rent and make mortgage payments.

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