JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi has added six more counties to the state’s COVID restriction list.
Gov. Tate Reeves announced new restrictions during Friday afternoon’s COVID briefing.
The six new counties are Calhoun, Holmes, Lamar, Montgomery, Winston and Yalobusha.
These counties, along with 23 previously-announced counties, must practice enhanced safety protocols, including the use of masks in public and limiting social gatherings.
The governor also announced statewide restrictions to bars and group gatherings.
- Social gatherings are limited to 10 or less indoors and 20 or less outdoors.
- Bars can only sell alcohol to seated customers, and no alcohol can be sold at restaurants or bars after 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM. Previous social distancing measures, such as limiting to 50% capacity, updating floor plans to ensure 6 feet distance between groups, and limiting to 6 people per table, remain in effect.
With some unemployment benefits set to end on July 25, the governor also extended the suspension of work search requirements until Aug. 8 and other unemployment benefits until Sept. 26.