Governor Reeves Issues Executive Order to Provide Consistency in Determining Essential Businesses

While Mississippi has not issued a statewide stay at home order, Gov. Tate Reeves has issued an executive order providing definitions of critical infrastructure and essential businesses. The defining essential businesses order provides guidance to local officials to ensure no essential services are closed.

The order does not require providing your employees, contractors, or vendors any documents to identify them as “essential.”

The order states Mississippians must avoid non-essential gatherings of 10 people or more; suspends dine-in services at restaurants and bars across the state, instructing them to instead use drive-thru, take-out, or delivery services to get food; states Mississippians must not visit hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities; and directs businesses to allow every employee possible to work from home.

Essential businesses include:


Click Here to Read the Executive Order Detailing a Full List of Essential Businesses

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