YP – Governor Tate Reeves Signs Safer At Home Order to Begin Reopening State’s Economy

Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide Safer at Home order for Mississippi to continue protecting public health while beginning the process to safely reopen the state’s economy.

In his new executive order, Governor Reeves lays out a measured and strategic plan to reopen Mississippi while continuing to flatten the curve and conserve healthcare resources. Consulting with our state health experts, the Executive Order sets out guidelines for certain business operations and healthcare activities to safely resume.

WDAM – ‘We should all have a choice:’ Protestors make noise to demand reopening of Mississippi

Rally to reopen Mississippi parades through Jackson.

The protestors yelled and honked to reopen Mississippi for regular business, Saturday.

“We are all essential. Every one of us are essential. No business should be shut down. Open our small businesses back up before we lose all of them,” said Joy Redwine.

She and other demonstrators waved signs as they circled the Governor’s Mansion in Downtown Jackson.

Some of the demonstrators believe the government is lacking transparency.

Gov. Reeves responds to protestors

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YP – Jackson Mayor Lumumba uses COVID-19 to suspend open carry

Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has issued an executive order suspending open carry laws in his city using the coronavirus pandemic as justification, or has he?

Lumumba appeared in a video uploaded to the City of Jackson’s YouTube channel on Friday, April 24th announcing the order, saying that he was issuing the action as a result of high gun crime in the city and the hardship the open carry law had on law enforcement in getting illegal guns off of the street.  The order will reportedly last only 6 days.

AG Fitch comments on open carry restrictions

Some overpaid from MS Dept of Employment Security

WLBT – Lt. Gov. Hosemann reflects on historic events of first 100 days in office

Lt. Gov. Hosemann reflects on historic events of first 100 days in officeLieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann and other top elected officials have reached and surpassed the 100-day milestone on the job.

“None of this was in the brochure. I’m just telling you, when we ran for this, we had so many things we were interested in doing,” said Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann.

He said he’s still interested in doing things like improving education, healthcare and safety of Mississippians, but the task at hand right now is COVID-19. I asked him if he thought we are trying to re-open the state too soon.

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WTVA – Local Mayors react to ‘safer-at-home’ order

Image for Local Mayors react to 'safer-at-home' order Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill say both cities will comply with the governor’s order.

Governor Tate Reeves announced the new order starts on April 27th , and some businesses like retail stores that were once closed can now reopen.

In Tupelo, Mayor Jason Shelton says the city of Tupelo will follow the Governor’s order.

“I appreciate Governor Reeves taking a measured approach”, Shelton said.

However, Mayor Shelton says the retail provision may be tough to manage.

WLOX – Moss Point Mayor Mario King reacts to governor’s Safer-At-Home order

Moss Point Mayor Mario King reacts to governor's Safer-At-Home orderJackson County has the most COVID-19 cases on the coast with Moss Point being a hot spot. That’s why Mayor Mario King doesn’t plan to ease up on safety restrictions any time soon.

 

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