Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. urged residents to be proactive to slow the spread of COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Wednesday, Flaggs issued a supplemental proclamation for the five-day period beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight, Monday, Nov. 30.
Following is a summary of the proclamation:
- Face coverings required in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors, if social distancing (6 feet apart) isn’t possible.
- Exceptions to the face covering requirements. Face coverings do not apply to the following:
- Any individual who will not come in contact with any other individual (outside of their immediate household members) or who will be able to maintain strict social distancing of 6 feet apart from any other individual (outside of immediate household);
- Any child under the age of eight; however, all children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
- Any individual with a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering;
- Any individual who is consuming food or drinks;
- Any individual seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired;
- Any individual giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience; and
- Any individual temporarily removing his or her face covering for identification purposes.
- Upon returning from the Thanksgiving Holiday Monday Nov. 30, 2020, all Vicksburg City Government employees will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, including temperature. THIS WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL EMPLOYEES.
- This Proclamation is supplemental to the Proclamation currently in effect. All other matters in the Proclamation issued Nov. 2, 2020, through Dec. 3, 2020, remain in full force and effect.