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Gov. Tate Reeves issues order to safely reopen ballparks, movie theaters, libraries and museums

Gov. Tate Reeves

Gov. Tate Reeves issued an order to safely reopen ballparks, movie theaters, libraries and museums.

Posted: May 27, 2020 5:17 PM
Updated: May 27, 2020 5:24 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - During Wednesday's daily coronavirus briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves issued an order to safely reopen ballparks, movie theaters, libraries and museums.

The order goes into effect Monday, June 1 at 8 a.m.

Guidelines

Youth Sports

Team practices:

  • Before practices can resume, league organizers or coaches must provide a copy of Executive Order 1491 to all players and their parents or guardians.
  • Each player must be screened by a coach before entering the field for practice, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • Players and their parents or guardians must report any COVID-19 symptoms to a coach. Any player that exhibits symptoms will be sent home immediately.
  • Park personnel, volunteers, and coaches should ensure social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible.
  • Players and coaches must sanitize their hands before entering the field and after practice.
  • Dugouts are closed during practice. Players' bags and equipment must be spaced 6 feet apart.
  • Parents and guardians must remain in their cars during practice.
  • Players should use their own equipment. Shared equipment must be sanitized by a coach before and after each practice.
  • Players must bring their own drinks and snacks. No shared drinking fountains, coolers, or snacks are allowed.

Team games—for leagues and coaches:

  • Before organized games can resume, tournament or league organizers or coaches must provide a copy of Executive Order 1491 to all teams, each player, and each parent or guardian.
  • No more than 100 people are allowed at the games, including players, coaches, and fans.
  • Coaches should ensure social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible.
  • Dugouts may be used during the game with players following social distancing. Teams must sanitize the dugouts after the game.
  • Players and coaches must sanitize their hands before entering the field and after each game.
  • To ensure social distancing, coaches and tournament organizers are encouraged to implement ways other than handshakes and high fives to show good sportsmanship following a game.
  • Signs must be posted at each entrance mandating 6-foot separation between fans from different households.

Team games—for players:

  • Each player must be screened by a coach before entering the field, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • Players and their parents or guardians must report any COVID-19 symptoms to a coach. Any player that exhibits symptoms will be sent home immediately.
  • Players and coaches must sanitize their hands before entering the field and after each game.
  • Players should use their own equipment. Shared equipment must be sanitized by a coach before and after each game.
  • Players must bring their own drinks and snacks. No shared drinking fountains, coolers, or snacks are allowed. Concessions stands remain closed.

Team games—for fans:

  • Fan and players must leave the field immediately after the game and return to their cars. Fans for following games must remain in their cars until teams and fans from the previous game have left.
  • Fans are encouraged to wear face coverings, such as a cloth mask, while at the game.
  • Fans must bring their own chairs. Bleachers are closed to fans.
  • Fan attendance is limited to two household members per player.

Movie Theaters

For businesses:

  • Before they can reopen, theaters must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom. After opening, theater auditoriums must be cleaned and disinfected between shows.
  • All theaters are expected to take every step necessary to comply with the regulations, orders, and guidance from MSDH and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Theaters must ensure that the ventilation system is working properly.
  • Minimizing person-to-person contact through technology, like mobile or online ticket sales and contact-less payment, is encouraged.
  • Signage must be posted at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in.
  • Showtimes must be staggered to allow ample time for staff to clean and disinfect between shows and prevent customers from congregating in lobbies.
  • Ticket sales are limited to 50% of seating capacity.
  • Social distancing in waiting lines must be followed.
  • All high-touch areas must be sanitized at least once every two hours.
  • Hand sanitizer must be placed at all entrances and in concession areas.
  • Theaters are encouraged to develop new procedures for concessions to minimize person-to-person contact, such as grab-n-go and single use utensils.

For employees:

  • All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers. Employees are required to wear that face covering throughout their shift and clean or replace daily.

For customers:

  • Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering, such as a cloth mask, while inside.

Libraries and Museums

For facilities:

  • Before they can reopen, facilities must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom.
  • All libraries and museums are expected to take every step necessary to comply with the regulations, orders, and guidance from MSDH and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • No more than 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Social distancing must be followed through the facility.
  • Tables must be rearranged to ensure at least 6 feet between tables. Seating at each table is limited to 6 people.
  • All high-touch areas must be sanitized at least once every two hours.
  • Hand sanitizer must be placed at all entrances and in concession areas.
  • Group tours and activities are limited to 20 people max.
  • Museum cafes are allowed to resume, following in-house dining guidelines in Executive Order 1478.

For employees:

  • All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers. Employees are encouraged to wear face shields while tattooing a customer.
  • Minimizing person-to-person contact through technology, like mobile or online ticket sales and contact-less payment, is encouraged.
  • Signage must be posted at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in.

For customers:

  • Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering, such as a cloth mask, while inside.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 36680

Reported Deaths: 1250
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds304154
DeSoto200920
Madison150839
Jones123149
Harrison118316
Rankin113719
Neshoba104577
Forrest104343
Lauderdale97281
Scott83115
Jackson80419
Washington75313
Copiah67516
Leake63520
Lee63022
Grenada6259
Oktibbeha62328
Warren60021
Holmes59841
Lamar5847
Wayne56819
Yazoo5667
Lowndes54917
Leflore53956
Lincoln53835
Pike51120
Lafayette5094
Sunflower5058
Panola4616
Monroe46036
Simpson4533
Covington4505
Bolivar41618
Tate39513
Attala38624
Newton37710
Adams36720
Pontotoc3636
Marion34912
Claiborne31511
Pearl River30832
Chickasaw30219
Winston30211
Marshall2973
Jasper2826
Noxubee2799
Walthall2748
Clay26211
Smith25612
Union25612
Coahoma2356
Clarke22825
Lawrence2162
Yalobusha2089
Tallahatchie1974
Montgomery1863
Kemper18414
Carroll18311
Humphreys17410
Calhoun1705
Hancock15213
Itawamba1478
Tippah14711
Jefferson1373
Webster13511
Prentiss1274
Tunica1263
George1253
Jefferson Davis1254
Greene11610
Alcorn1112
Amite1113
Tishomingo1091
Quitman1011
Wilkinson1019
Perry914
Stone772
Choctaw764
Franklin572
Sharkey480
Benton470
Issaquena111
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 54768

Reported Deaths: 1096
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson7012170
Mobile5061140
Montgomery4599112
Tuscaloosa274353
Madison25359
Marshall205012
Shelby176425
Lee164737
Morgan13975
Baldwin134111
Walker111332
Elmore107622
Etowah106914
Dallas10189
DeKalb10017
Franklin95016
Unassigned77728
Autauga71515
Russell7130
Chambers68530
Cullman6686
Limestone6653
Butler65529
Houston6417
Tallapoosa63069
Lauderdale6006
St. Clair5983
Calhoun5545
Colbert5286
Escambia5128
Lowndes49222
Pike4805
Jackson4422
Coffee4364
Covington43512
Talladega4177
Dale4061
Barbour4022
Bullock37810
Hale36323
Marengo36111
Chilton3452
Blount3311
Clarke3236
Wilcox3158
Marion30914
Winston3095
Sumter29713
Pickens2786
Randolph2759
Monroe2683
Perry2552
Conecuh2388
Bibb2271
Macon2229
Choctaw22012
Greene2009
Henry1573
Washington1529
Lawrence1460
Crenshaw1343
Cherokee1317
Geneva1010
Fayette901
Clay892
Lamar891
Coosa671
Cleburne481
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