Tupelo now under stay-at-home order to prevent coronavirus spread

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton imposed a stay-at-home order that went into effect early Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 21, 2020 8:54 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2020 1:24 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton imposed a stay-at-home order that went into effect early Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The city released executive orders Saturday night imposing some of the strictest measures in Mississippi so far to combat the virus. They are:

At the moment, this would last until 11:59 p.m. on March 28.

Shelton explained the way an executive order works is that it takes effect immediately and the City Council votes later on to approve or change it. According to the mayor, that council vote will happen next week. 

As for what qualifies as an essential or nonessential business:

Essential

medical and health care clinics and facilities

grocery stores

hardware stores

pharmacies

daycares

businesses in the supply chain for essential businesses—such as medical, food supply, etc.

banks

gas stations

veterinary clinics 

professional services serving essential businesses just listed

Nonessential

theatres

gyms

recreational facilities

barbers and beauty salons

massage, nail and day spas

shopping malls

sporting and concert venues

retail stores

The city said exemptions will be provided for any business that can comply with federal and state guidelines and "not be open to the general public other than by curbside, carryout, delivery, telework from home or similar means and any business may seek exemption by separate order of Mayor or majority of Tupelo City Council."

The mandates go into effect at 12 A.M March, 22nd. But, the city council will officially vote ratify or change any of the mandates later this week.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 92432

Reported Deaths: 2792
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

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Reported Deaths: 2284
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