TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill say both cities will comply with the governor’s order.
Governor Tate Reeves announced the new order starts on April 27th , and some businesses like retail stores that were once closed can now reopen.
In Tupelo, Mayor Jason Shelton says the city of Tupelo will follow the Governor’s order.
"I appreciate Governor Reeves taking a measured approach", Shelton said.
However, Mayor Shelton says the retail provision may be tough to manage.
“It’s going to take a little bit of the honor system and putting our faith in our retailers to do the right things”, Shelton said.
In Starkville, Mayor Lynn Spruill says the city will also follow the Governor’s order, but they may ask businesses with lots of people coming in and out to adhere to certain requirements.
I’m hopeful that we will impose on our businesses that have employees coming in contact with lots of people constantly to wear masks. We haven’t done that before but I think it would be reasonable for us to ask”, Spruill said.
Spruill also says she may call a special board meeting to discuss extending the city’s curfew, which will expire on Monday.
The “Safer at Home” order will run from April 27th – May 11th at 8:00 a.m.