BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - People in Booneville are ordered to stay home and only travel for work or essential services.
City leaders met Tuesday and passed an ordinance to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25
Non-essential businesses will be asked to close in the city of Booneville. If a business can provide curbside service, delivery or drive-thru, the business will be allowed to remain open, but people will not be allowed to enter the business.
Essential businesses can remain open, but they must maintain good faith efforts to follow the CDC and MSDH’s guidelines. Examples of essential businesses include hospitals, nursing homes, grocery stores or any business that provides an essential service.
Restaurants can provide drive-thru, delivery, and curbside services. Dining rooms are closed. People are not allowed to eat on the restaurant’s property, except for Sonic Drive-In.
Factories are strongly encouraged to temporarily close. Citizens should follow the CDC and MSDH’s guidelines.
City leaders can revoke a business’ license or shut down any business that does not follow the rules.
The ordinance remains in effect until the regular city board meeting on April 7.
Link - CDC's guidelines
Helpful Link - Coronavirus: Know the basics