/Gov Tate Reeves reopens tattoo parlors, casinos

Gov Tate Reeves reopens tattoo parlors, casinos

The governor’s “Safer at-Home” order continues to apply to the state until May 25, which restricts in-person gatherings, retail business, and restaurant operating capacities. However Reeves modified it to allow additional businesses to open. Reeves granted permission to restaurants, gyms, and barbershops to reopen at a limited capacity last week. Tattoo parlors are similar to salons. However, they can reopen right away, but must follow strict guidelines. Customers must wear a mask and all facilities must be thoroughly cleaned before they reopen. Businesses are required to limit the number of customers in their buildings to one per employee and regularly screen employees for signs and symptoms. Perforations around the mouth and tattoos are prohibited. According to the order, dance studies are now allowed to open under the same restrictions as gyms. Reeves stated that he worked closely with the Mississippi Gaming Commission (Mississippi Department of Health) to determine a date for casinos’ reopening, which was May 21. He stated that although it will not be at its full capacity, there will be social distancing regulations in place. “It is progress, but it is progress.” Restaurants that don’t serve alcohol are now allowed to open 24 hours per day under the latest executive order. Reeves, who apologized to reporters for calling businesses essential or not necessary at all during his daily press conference, said that this was a mistake. Reeves stated that the latest executive order “… aims to clarify that there is no nonessential business for workers who depend on it for food and shelter. The Safer-At Home order will expire on May 25, at 8 a.m.