STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - All businesses in Starkville that are open to the public must require all employees and most customers to wear a mask or face covering.
This applies to people who are over the age of 6. The restriction began Tuesday morning at 8:00 and will end on May 11 at 8 a.m.
The businesses will supervise employees and customers to make sure they enter businesses with masks.
Mississippi's safer-at-home order went into effect at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 27. The order eases restrictions on businesses and allows some non-essential businesses to reopen with safety measures. The order will expire on May 11.
The city’s general curfew remains in effect through May 11 at 5 a.m.
If the state government extends the time frame in its safer-at-home order, then Starkville's curfew will also be extended. However, the city can make changes or amendments to the curfew at any time.