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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: 31257

Reported Deaths: 1114
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds253640
DeSoto162016
Madison131434
Jones112849
Neshoba99271
Rankin95112
Harrison93311
Lauderdale91079
Forrest87842
Scott77315
Jackson63816
Copiah60715
Washington5919
Leake57819
Holmes55741
Lee55219
Wayne54513
Oktibbeha54126
Warren51618
Yazoo5136
Lowndes49413
Leflore49151
Grenada4905
Lincoln46634
Lamar4657
Pike44112
Monroe40330
Sunflower4008
Lafayette3934
Attala36123
Covington3595
Panola3526
Bolivar34014
Newton3399
Simpson3233
Adams31318
Pontotoc2926
Tate28810
Marion28411
Chickasaw27918
Claiborne27910
Noxubee2678
Winston2666
Jasper2636
Pearl River25732
Clay25111
Marshall2343
Smith21811
Union2109
Clarke20724
Walthall2045
Coahoma2016
Kemper17914
Lawrence1782
Yalobusha1737
Carroll16611
Humphreys1509
Tallahatchie1374
Itawamba1368
Montgomery1352
Calhoun1324
Tippah13111
Hancock13013
Webster12710
Jefferson Davis1124
Jefferson1083
Prentiss1083
Greene1058
Tunica1053
Wilkinson949
Amite912
George893
Tishomingo831
Quitman780
Choctaw744
Alcorn712
Perry674
Stone651
Franklin452
Benton380
Sharkey380
Issaquena91
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 45263

Reported Deaths: 1007
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson5410152
Montgomery4158103
Mobile4129134
Tuscaloosa232142
Marshall172410
Madison14917
Lee141137
Shelby133423
Morgan11215
Walker97824
Elmore94314
Franklin89814
Baldwin8949
Dallas8919
Etowah75013
DeKalb7375
Chambers64227
Butler63428
Autauga61012
Tallapoosa60569
Russell5650
Houston5074
Unassigned50323
Limestone5010
Lauderdale4966
Lowndes47221
Cullman4594
Pike4375
Colbert4086
St. Clair4022
Escambia3966
Coffee3812
Calhoun3765
Covington3707
Bullock36910
Barbour3532
Talladega3177
Hale31421
Marengo31211
Dale2990
Wilcox2948
Sumter28512
Jackson2842
Clarke2776
Winston2633
Chilton2522
Blount2431
Monroe2392
Pickens2366
Marion23313
Conecuh2107
Randolph2099
Macon1999
Choctaw19512
Bibb1941
Greene1868
Perry1791
Henry1363
Crenshaw1253
Washington1117
Lawrence1100
Cherokee1027
Geneva830
Lamar781
Fayette711
Clay692
Coosa591
Cleburne381
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