Local communities make moves concerning coronavirus

Leaders in some Northeast Mississippi cities took steps to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 12:34 AM
Updated: Mar 28, 2020 12:55 PM

(WTVA) — Leaders in some Northeast Mississippi cities took steps to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Below is a list of some of those communities:


  • No gatherings of more than 10 people allowed.
  • Restaurants prohibiting from offering dine-in service.
  • No curfew is in effect.

Amory - Open this link


  • Only essential businesses are open until April 5.
  • City Hall front door closed until further notice. Call City Hall if you need assistance.
  • Fingerprinting at Belmont Police Department suspended.
  • Public Works still continuing to work, but only call if it is a critical need.
  • Park and Rec events delayed until health crisis is over. Includes practice, meetings and games.
  • Parks remain open, but restroom facilities are closed.
  • City court for April 14 postponed until May 12.
  • Belmont Library closed.
  • Tishomingo County schools closed. Grab and go lunches are available at the Belmont campus Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Booneville - Open this link

Bruce - Open this link

Chickasaw County - Open this link

Columbus - Open this link

Fulton - Open this link

Hatley - Open this link

Houston - Open this link


  • No local mandates.
  • City services still being offered.
  • People encouraged to practice excellent hygiene, social distancing and not gathering in groups greater than 10.

Okolona - Open this link

Oxford - Open this link

Pontotoc - Open this link

Ripley - Open this link


  • Nonessential businesses cannot have more than 10 people.
  • Essential businesses can operate normally.
  • Restaurants, other businesses that sell prepared food must close dine-in areas.
  • People encouraged to stay at home.
  • Restrictions in effect until April 1.

Sherman - Open this link

Starkville - Open this link

Tupelo - Open this link

Vardaman - Open this link

Verona - Open this link

West Point - Open this link

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