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Town of Prentiss amends State of Emergency order to include mandatory closures and guidelines


The Prentiss Board of Aldermen has amended the State of Emergency for the Town of Prentiss after a shelter-in-place order was declared by Governor Tate Reeves Wednesday afternoon for the entire State of Mississippi. 

These are mandatory guidelines to be implemented beginning Friday at 5 p.m. until further notice.

1. Social distancing of at least six feet and no gathering of 10 people or more must be practiced

2. All personal care and grooming businesses, including but not limited to, barber shops, beauty salons, spas, massage parlors, exercise studios, fitness centers and facilities, gyms and other similar businesses shall close.

3. All places of public amusement and recreation facilities, whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to parks, libraries, children’s party or play facilities shall close.

4. All restaurants, with or without drive-in or drive through services, may only provide take-out, pick-up, delivery or drive-through services. There shall not be inside or outside dining or available sitting areas for the public.

5. During COVID-19, shopping for essentials should not be a family activity. It is recommended that children under 16 years of age shall not enter a public business.

6. A citywide curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. This does not apply for those traveling the area to and from employment.

7. All essential businesses are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines.

Violation of this executive order constitutes a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.