JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Gov. Tate Reeves is allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
However, the public is still to wear masks in schools and inside close-contact businesses like salons and barbershops.
The new executive order relaxes some social distancing restrictions, such as increasing attendance at outdoor K-12 extracurricular events, such as football games, to 50% of seating capacity.
The order also limits group gatherings, when social distancing is not possible, to no more than 20 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
The new order is set to expire at 5 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Some municipalities, like Starkville, continue to enforce masks. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill shared this statement shortly after Reeves' announcement.
The @COStarkville has NOT lifted our requirement for masks in businesses and public buildings serving the public. Our requirement was in place prior to the Governor's statewide order and it remains in place.
— Lynn Spruill (@lynn_spruill) September 30, 2020