Mayor Lifts Mask Mandate

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba made significant changes to his Safe Recovery executive order which put restrictions on the public due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The new order includes the lifting of the citywide facial covering (mask) mandate.

AN ORANGE GRAPHIC THAT SAYS FYI. THE CITY WITH SOUL LOGO IS ABOVE.

The Mayor made the decision after discussions with his COVID-19 Task Force.

“All restrictions previously implemented through any (order) related to face coverings are hereby lifted in their entirety,” the order reads. The order follows a similar one issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week that also lifted mask wearing requirements.

The mayor’s new order also lifts all restrictions related to capacity and hours of Jackson businesses.

“I have imposed restrictions and limitations on certain businesses with public health in mind, and also understand that such restrictions and limitations complicate the economic picture for many business owners…this executive order seeks to provide a further economic lifeline to businesses by lifting some restrictions of business services,” said Mayor Lumumba.

An ordinance allowing businesses to establish a temporary leisure and recreation district remains in place. Businesses in Jackson with alcohol permits may offer alcoholic beverages through carry out, drive-thru and curbside pickup.

The new order is effective Friday, March 4, and supersedes any contrary provision.