On June 3, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that he would extend the city’s emergency order related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
At the same time, he amended his previous stay at home order, which goes into effect June 4.
Under the new executive order, Jackson residents are recommended, not required, to stay at home.
Meanwhile, vulnerable residents, those who are 65 or older or who have underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, obesity, chronic lung disease, obesity or other conditions, are also “strongly” encouraged to stay home.
Public gatherings where social distancing is not possible will be limited to no more than 20 people indoors and no more than 50 outdoors.
Social distancing requires individuals to remain at least six feet apart.
Group gatherings where social distancing can be practiced are to be limited to 50 for inside events, and 100 for outside gatherings, the order states.
Face coverings continued to be required public indoor spaces and public outdoor spaces, such as grocery stores, for individuals two years and older, and for individuals who are medically able to tolerate a face covering.
Face coverings include masks and other coverings, such as bandanas and rags.
The order also spells out guidelines for travel, as well as requirements for employers, restaurants, gyms, places of amusement, museums and other entities.
The orders are in place indefinitely.
Click on the links for more information: https://www.northsidesun.com/sites/default/files/2020-06/Amended-Stay-Safe-Jackson-Order-Effective-June-4.pdf.