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Vicksburg’s COVID-19 restrictions relaxed for businesses

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Mayor George Flaggs Jr. at Sept. 14 press conference. (Photo via video screen grab)

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has relaxed many of the city’s COVID-19 restrictions in line with Gov. Tate Reeves’ latest announcement on the state’s Safe Return Order.

Flaggs said the city has no active COVID-19 cases among city employees. The 14-day average of new cases for Warren County is 2.9, which the mayor said indicated great progress through residents’ use of masks and social distancing.

The city’s mask mandate and certain social distancing guidelines remain in place. In addition, the recent reinstatement of the juvenile curfew and the increased patrols on weekends to decrease crime will continue.

Among the restrictions that are being relaxed in Vicksburg include a maximum capacity increase to 75% for retail businesses, restaurants and gyms, and seated dinners at reception halls and conference centers. Party sizes in restaurants are now limited to 10 people per table, and gyms can be open 24 hours a day.

The Vicksburg Daily News will post the complete amended proclamation on our website soon.

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