Shelter In Place Executive Order 1466
Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1466 establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all Mississippians.
The shelter-in-place will begin this Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM and be in effect until Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM.
This latest executive order outlines the guidelines of the statewide shelter-in-place, stating that:
- Individuals are to stay at home except for the limited allowances in the executive order.
- When outside of their homes, people must follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining a 6-foot distance from others and avoid groups of 10 or more.
- Evictions are suspended, though people are still required to pay any rent or make any mortgage payments.
- All nonessential businesses are to stop all activities other than those necessary for minimum operations (e.g. payroll, health insurance, security) and enabling employees to work from home.
- Social and other non-essential gatherings in groups of more than 10 people must be cancelled or rescheduled.
- Restaurants and bars may only remain open for drive-thru, curbside, and/or delivery service.
- People may leave their homes only to perform essential activities, such as caring for someone in the vulnerable population, getting food or necessary supplies, and working for an essential business.
- Individual outdoor recreation is encouraged, but not group recreation or activities such as soccer or basketball games.
Essential businesses are defined in Executive Order 1463 on page 3.
UPDATED 31 March, 2020:
The City of Flowood has declared a Proclamation of Local Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. You can read the full Executive Order NO. 2020-1 linked below.
As part of the effort to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the City of Flowood is immediately closing the library, parks, tennis courts, golf course, and nature trail, from now through April 30, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate and extend longer if needed. We ask that you adhear to the CDC recommendations to prevent the spread as well as Governor Reeves' Executive Order 1463 linked below.
City Hall will remain open during normal business hours, however limited access to specific business-related matters, i.e., public meetings, scheduled appointments with employees.
During this time all city departments will be fully staffed and will be available for communication via telephone and email during normal business hours. The water department drive-thru window will remain open during normal business hours for the collection of water payments and the transaction of other city business as necessary. Water payments can be made in our drop box afterhours, or online.
On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves signed a supplement to Executive Order 1463. The Executive Order is linked below.