/Gov Reeves announces new social gathering restrictions, county mask mandates

Gov Reeves announces new social gathering restrictions, county mask mandates

Governor. Reeves stated this in a press release. “By far, people in their 20s are the ones driving these high numbers. “I’ve been talking about this for almost a week. I want to do something about the spread of infection among young, drunk careless people.” Mississippians aged 18-29 make up 22 percent of the total number. This order prohibits social gatherings of more than 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors. The order also directs bars to sell alcohol only to seated customers and to stop serving alcohol at bars and restaurants between 11 P.M. and 7 A.M. The previous measures such as limiting businesses to 50% capacity, ensuring 6 feet separation and limiting 6 persons per table, are still in force. Governor. The new executive order by Reeves applies to Calhoun and Holmes counties, Lamar, Montgomery, Winston, Yalobusha. The order takes effect July 25 and will expire August 3. MSDH reported Friday 1,610 new cases, 28 deaths, and the total number of cases to MSDH was just below 50,000. Gov. Reeves also signed an executive order that extended the suspension of work search requirements to unemployed Mississippians up to Aug. 8. Other unemployment policies are addressed in the order, including the extension of the one week waiting period to receive benefits up until Dec. 26._x000D