TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Tupelo amended its previously-issued executive order to align with the state's order requiring the use of masks and social distancing in Lee County.
Currently, 37 counties have been targeted as hot spots for the coronavirus. Lee County is now among those 37 counties.
In all types of businesses:
- All employees are required to keep at least 6 feet from other employees, or wear a face mask.
- All employees must be screened at the beginning of their shift.
- Employees in contact with the public must wear a face covering.
- Members of the public must wear a face covering at all times in a business, except for some circumstances such as eating, or special medical conditions.
Gatherings and events:
- Social gatherings are limited to 10 individuals indoors and 20 outdoors, and a distance of at least six feet between individuals must be maintained.
- A distance of six feet or more must be maintained between others at all public events, indoors and out, or else face coverings must be worn.
Since late June, Tupelo has required the use of masks in indoor public or business spaces where it's not possible to maintain social distance.
The state's order goes into effect on Monday, Aug. 3, and will remain in effect until Aug. 17 at 8 a.m.
The Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department will not be scheduling any games or tournaments until Sept. 8 at any facility or field. This will allow for preparation for the upcoming fall season.