Tupelo now under stay-at-home order to prevent coronavirus spread

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton imposed a stay-at-home order that went into effect early Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 21, 2020 8:54 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2020 1:24 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton imposed a stay-at-home order that went into effect early Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The city released executive orders Saturday night imposing some of the strictest measures in Mississippi so far to combat the virus. They are:

At the moment, this would last until 11:59 p.m. on March 28.

Shelton explained the way an executive order works is that it takes effect immediately and the City Council votes later on to approve or change it. According to the mayor, that council vote will happen next week. 

As for what qualifies as an essential or nonessential business:

Essential

medical and health care clinics and facilities

grocery stores

hardware stores

pharmacies

daycares

businesses in the supply chain for essential businesses—such as medical, food supply, etc.

banks

gas stations

veterinary clinics 

professional services serving essential businesses just listed

Nonessential

theatres

gyms

recreational facilities

barbers and beauty salons

massage, nail and day spas

shopping malls

sporting and concert venues

retail stores

The city said exemptions will be provided for any business that can comply with federal and state guidelines and "not be open to the general public other than by curbside, carryout, delivery, telework from home or similar means and any business may seek exemption by separate order of Mayor or majority of Tupelo City Council."

The mandates go into effect at 12 A.M March, 22nd. But, the city council will officially vote ratify or change any of the mandates later this week.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 313942

Reported Deaths: 7240
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto21580258
Hinds20330415
Harrison17879309
Rankin13594278
Jackson13429246
Madison10088217
Lee9970174
Jones8370163
Forrest7670152
Lauderdale7188241
Lowndes6387146
Lamar622486
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Washington5332133
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Panola4582106
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Marshall4435103
Warren4386121
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Monroe4107133
Union410076
Neshoba4030176
Lincoln3962110
Hancock378486
Leflore3493125
Sunflower335990
Tate333384
Pike3316105
Scott315773
Alcorn312768
Yazoo311469
Itawamba299777
Copiah296865
Coahoma295179
Simpson294988
Tippah288168
Prentiss279760
Adams278782
Marion269080
Leake267473
Wayne262641
Grenada261386
Covington258281
George247848
Newton246261
Winston227081
Tishomingo226667
Jasper221048
Attala214273
Chickasaw207757
Holmes188873
Clay185254
Stone182433
Tallahatchie178541
Clarke177980
Calhoun170532
Yalobusha164238
Smith162334
Walthall133945
Greene130533
Lawrence128524
Montgomery126742
Noxubee126734
Perry126338
Amite123042
Carroll121828
Webster114532
Jefferson Davis107033
Tunica105226
Claiborne102430
Benton99525
Humphreys96533
Kemper95728
Franklin83623
Quitman80716
Choctaw76318
Wilkinson67230
Jefferson65528
Sharkey50217
Issaquena1686
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 531404

Reported Deaths: 10985
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Jefferson765501522
Mobile41036805
Madison34789503
Tuscaloosa25788453
Montgomery24340589
Shelby23449249
Baldwin21154308
Lee15882171
Calhoun14511314
Morgan14306279
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Walker7241277
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Jackson6814112
Blount6678137
Colbert6306134
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Dale4838111
Russell441538
Chilton4296112
Franklin426082
Covington4129118
Tallapoosa4023152
Escambia393677
Chambers3573123
Dallas3551152
Clarke351161
Marion3122101
Pike310977
Lawrence300398
Winston274473
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Geneva250477
Marengo249564
Pickens234461
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Hale223077
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Monroe177540
Washington167339
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Clay156756
Crenshaw152557
Cleburne148941
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Wilcox127130
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Conecuh110529
Perry107726
Coosa107628
Sumter104732
Greene92534
Choctaw60724
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