TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Face coverings are now required in Tupelo.
The City of Tupelo announced Friday the executive order would go into effect Monday, June 29 at 6 a.m.
According to the order, everyone who is in the city must wear a clean face-covering any time they are, or will be, in contact with other people in indoor public or business spaces where it's not possible to maintain social distance.
The city recommends all indoor public or business spaces require the public to wear a face-covering for entry.
Businesses should post signs at their entrances stating face coverings are required in order to enter.
Anyone who doesn't follow the rule will be asked to leave by the business owners if the customer is not willing to wearing a face-covering.
There are some exemptions. Face coverings are not required for:
- Religious beliefs prevent wearing of face coverings.
- Cannot wear face-coverings due to medical or behavioral conditions.
- Restaurant patrons while dining.
- Private, individual office or offices with fewer than 10 employees.
- Setting where it's not practical or feasible to wear a face-covering, such as going to the dentist or swimming.
- Banks, gyms, or spaces with physical barriers that prevent contact with customers and employees.
- Small offices where the public does not interact with employees.
- Children under the age of 12.
- Businesses may seek an exemption by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.