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Gov. Tate Reeves issues order to safely reopen ballparks, movie theaters, libraries and museums

Gov. Tate Reeves

Gov. Tate Reeves issued an order to safely reopen ballparks, movie theaters, libraries and museums.

Posted: May 27, 2020 5:17 PM
Updated: May 27, 2020 5:24 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - During Wednesday's daily coronavirus briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves issued an order to safely reopen ballparks, movie theaters, libraries and museums.

The order goes into effect Monday, June 1 at 8 a.m.

Guidelines

Youth Sports

Team practices:

  • Before practices can resume, league organizers or coaches must provide a copy of Executive Order 1491 to all players and their parents or guardians.
  • Each player must be screened by a coach before entering the field for practice, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • Players and their parents or guardians must report any COVID-19 symptoms to a coach. Any player that exhibits symptoms will be sent home immediately.
  • Park personnel, volunteers, and coaches should ensure social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible.
  • Players and coaches must sanitize their hands before entering the field and after practice.
  • Dugouts are closed during practice. Players' bags and equipment must be spaced 6 feet apart.
  • Parents and guardians must remain in their cars during practice.
  • Players should use their own equipment. Shared equipment must be sanitized by a coach before and after each practice.
  • Players must bring their own drinks and snacks. No shared drinking fountains, coolers, or snacks are allowed.

Team games—for leagues and coaches:

  • Before organized games can resume, tournament or league organizers or coaches must provide a copy of Executive Order 1491 to all teams, each player, and each parent or guardian.
  • No more than 100 people are allowed at the games, including players, coaches, and fans.
  • Coaches should ensure social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible.
  • Dugouts may be used during the game with players following social distancing. Teams must sanitize the dugouts after the game.
  • Players and coaches must sanitize their hands before entering the field and after each game.
  • To ensure social distancing, coaches and tournament organizers are encouraged to implement ways other than handshakes and high fives to show good sportsmanship following a game.
  • Signs must be posted at each entrance mandating 6-foot separation between fans from different households.

Team games—for players:

  • Each player must be screened by a coach before entering the field, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • Players and their parents or guardians must report any COVID-19 symptoms to a coach. Any player that exhibits symptoms will be sent home immediately.
  • Players and coaches must sanitize their hands before entering the field and after each game.
  • Players should use their own equipment. Shared equipment must be sanitized by a coach before and after each game.
  • Players must bring their own drinks and snacks. No shared drinking fountains, coolers, or snacks are allowed. Concessions stands remain closed.

Team games—for fans:

  • Fan and players must leave the field immediately after the game and return to their cars. Fans for following games must remain in their cars until teams and fans from the previous game have left.
  • Fans are encouraged to wear face coverings, such as a cloth mask, while at the game.
  • Fans must bring their own chairs. Bleachers are closed to fans.
  • Fan attendance is limited to two household members per player.

Movie Theaters

For businesses:

  • Before they can reopen, theaters must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom. After opening, theater auditoriums must be cleaned and disinfected between shows.
  • All theaters are expected to take every step necessary to comply with the regulations, orders, and guidance from MSDH and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Theaters must ensure that the ventilation system is working properly.
  • Minimizing person-to-person contact through technology, like mobile or online ticket sales and contact-less payment, is encouraged.
  • Signage must be posted at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in.
  • Showtimes must be staggered to allow ample time for staff to clean and disinfect between shows and prevent customers from congregating in lobbies.
  • Ticket sales are limited to 50% of seating capacity.
  • Social distancing in waiting lines must be followed.
  • All high-touch areas must be sanitized at least once every two hours.
  • Hand sanitizer must be placed at all entrances and in concession areas.
  • Theaters are encouraged to develop new procedures for concessions to minimize person-to-person contact, such as grab-n-go and single use utensils.

For employees:

  • All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers. Employees are required to wear that face covering throughout their shift and clean or replace daily.

For customers:

  • Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering, such as a cloth mask, while inside.

Libraries and Museums

For facilities:

  • Before they can reopen, facilities must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom.
  • All libraries and museums are expected to take every step necessary to comply with the regulations, orders, and guidance from MSDH and CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • No more than 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Social distancing must be followed through the facility.
  • Tables must be rearranged to ensure at least 6 feet between tables. Seating at each table is limited to 6 people.
  • All high-touch areas must be sanitized at least once every two hours.
  • Hand sanitizer must be placed at all entrances and in concession areas.
  • Group tours and activities are limited to 20 people max.
  • Museum cafes are allowed to resume, following in-house dining guidelines in Executive Order 1478.

For employees:

  • All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have they had a fever in the last 48 hours.
  • All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers. Employees are encouraged to wear face shields while tattooing a customer.
  • Minimizing person-to-person contact through technology, like mobile or online ticket sales and contact-less payment, is encouraged.
  • Signage must be posted at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in.

For customers:

  • Customers are encouraged to wear a face covering, such as a cloth mask, while inside.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 65436

Reported Deaths: 1848
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds5487116
DeSoto352328
Madison238763
Harrison237835
Rankin222032
Jackson220142
Jones184258
Forrest172155
Washington158237
Lauderdale139090
Lee133232
Neshoba127891
Lamar118414
Bolivar116333
Oktibbeha109037
Lowndes103935
Warren100731
Scott98720
Panola98012
Sunflower96723
Copiah94128
Lafayette93714
Leflore89362
Pike87734
Holmes86348
Grenada83021
Yazoo80712
Pontotoc7918
Lincoln79041
Leake77925
Simpson77930
Wayne74921
Monroe74751
Coahoma69711
Tate69227
Marion63819
Marshall6389
Covington60713
Winston60415
Adams60225
Union56215
George5484
Newton53511
Pearl River52037
Attala51324
Walthall48919
Noxubee44411
Chickasaw44119
Tallahatchie40710
Calhoun4009
Claiborne39913
Smith39413
Prentiss3869
Alcorn3825
Clay38214
Jasper3819
Hancock36314
Tishomingo3505
Itawamba33710
Tippah32513
Clarke32425
Tunica3176
Montgomery3073
Yalobusha30710
Lawrence3067
Humphreys28211
Carroll25411
Quitman2401
Greene23111
Kemper22815
Jefferson Davis2266
Amite2206
Perry2207
Webster21612
Jefferson1946
Wilkinson19413
Sharkey1903
Stone1633
Benton1330
Choctaw1304
Franklin1162
Issaquena251
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 94827

Reported Deaths: 1674
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson12486232
Mobile9420204
Montgomery6449148
Madison516130
Tuscaloosa405769
Baldwin338023
Unassigned319060
Shelby316432
Marshall306034
Lee258844
Morgan229517
Etowah204128
DeKalb174513
Calhoun167213
Elmore167238
Walker149864
Houston134812
Dallas130523
St. Clair128915
Russell12772
Limestone126113
Franklin123820
Cullman118912
Colbert114113
Lauderdale112315
Autauga105021
Escambia104416
Talladega96713
Jackson9244
Tallapoosa84179
Chambers83538
Dale80223
Blount7593
Butler75635
Chilton7456
Coffee7365
Covington71620
Pike6877
Lowndes56724
Barbour5655
Marion56224
Marengo53614
Clarke4949
Hale46426
Bullock45011
Winston44011
Perry4364
Wilcox41410
Bibb4134
Monroe4084
Randolph39410
Conecuh37810
Pickens3779
Sumter36018
Lawrence3321
Macon32013
Washington32012
Crenshaw3123
Choctaw27712
Cherokee2587
Greene24911
Henry2493
Geneva2480
Clay2375
Lamar2122
Fayette1835
Cleburne1251
Coosa1012
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