Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. intends to relax mandates on local businesses during the COVID-19 Q&A next Friday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.
The mayor said it is his intention to eliminate occupancy restrictions and limitations on alcohol sales. As more citizens become vaccinated and case numbers decline, Flaggs hopes to lift all mandates and ‘completely open the city’ by mid-May.
“We are not a government of control,” Flaggs said. “We are a government that tries to work with people as best we can.”
In the meantime, Flaggs said that the mask mandate would remain in place for at least two weeks longer, possibly even a month, depending on how COVID-19 cases trend in the city and county in the coming weeks. The juvenile curfew will also remain in place until the school year ends.