Board attorney discusses Safe Return Mississippi order

A scene from the Clay County Board of Supervisors June 1 meeting. (Photo by Donna Summerall, DTL)
By: 
DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

As of Monday, June 1, Gov. Tate Reeves issued the Safe Return Mississippi order, to allow businesses to re-open under prescribed guidelines to continue to keep the citizens safe.

Board Attorney Angela Turner-Ford discussed with the Clay County Board of Supervisors what the latest order means for Clay County.

"There have been several orders handed down from the governor, recently," Ford said. "Order Number 1492, came from the governor on May 28. It went into effect Monday morning, June 1."

The governor is still encouraging the elderly and those with underlying health conditions to remain at home, for their own safety, according to Ford.

"There should be no more than 20 people inside a building," Ford said. "And no more than 50 people gathering outside, when social distancing is not possible. Non-essential business can be open, but at 50 percent capacity." Under Safe Return Mississippi, all travel may resume, but minimizing non-essential business travel when possible. All businesses may re-open, following strict social distancing and sanitation guidelines.

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