Governor Tate Reeves today issued a shelter-in-place order for the state of Mississippi through an executive order.
The order goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and will remain in place until 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20.
The Mississippi Economic Council and Mississippi Manufacturers Association have released a joint statement regarding Gov. Reeves’ recent shelter-in-place order and in support of Mississippi’s essential businesses.
“The Mississippi Economic Council and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association concur and appreciate Governor Tate Reeves’ decision today to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order. This measure will help protect the health and safety of our citizens, while at the same time recognizing the vital role essential businesses provide by assuring delivery of necessary services,” Scott Waller, President and CEO of MEC, and John McKay, President and CEO of MMA, said in a joint statement on Wednesday. “Our essential businesses will continue to provide important services, while implementing best practice guidance in health and safety to protect and inform their employees and customers throughout this dynamic situation. As new data becomes available, we will continue to provide resources in order for our businesses to operate safely and efficiently. We appreciate and salute front line healthcare providers. The business community will do our part in these difficult times.”