Supervisors order curfew to stem COVID-19 transmission

By: 
DONNA SUMMERALL
Staff Writer

The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution implementing policies to control the spread of COVID-19.
A curfew of 10 p.m. - 5 p.m. was ordered and established to remain in effect for 30 days following the execution of the order. The provision was not in any way intended to limit or alter a person's ability to travel to and from an essential business or for the purpose of a medical emergency.
Due to a surge in cases throughout the State of Mississippi, face coverings - covering a person's mouth and nose - must be worn indoors and outdoors when unable to maintain a minimum of six feet separation from other individuals not in the same household.
This face covering requirement will not apply to the following individuals:
▪ People whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering.
▪ Those who cannot wear a face covering due to medical reasons; Restaurant patrons while dining; and children under the age of six.
▪ Bars, clubs and other such establishments where social distance (more than six feet of separation) is possible, are limited to no more than 50 people on the premises.
▪ Bars, clubs and other such establishments where social distance (more than six feet of separation) is not possible, are limited to no more than ten people on the premises.
▪ The number of customers in a restaurant shall be no greater than 50 percent of seating capacity in conformity with Executive Order No. 1478 (I) (a) (x).
▪ A copy of the resolution shall be delivered to the Sheriff of Clay County.
▪ This resolution shall take effect immediately and remain effective until further notice.
▪ The resolution shall be posted on the website for the County and published otherwise as required by law.

The Mississippi Department of Heath reported 1,342 coronavirus cases Tuesday, and an additional 42 deaths. The additional cases brought state totals to 54,299 cases and 1,543 deaths.
Clay County has seen 350 cases, with 13 deaths.

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