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Gov. Reeves extends Safe Return order

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Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 6:35 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Consulting with State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs and other health experts, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new executive order to extend the social distancing guidelines and restrictions under the Safe Return order until 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6.

“The threat is far from over,' said Reeves. “Extending our Safe Return order will give us much-needed time to assess this rapidly-changing situation and adapt our response to slow the spread,” said Reeves. “We’re taking every step possible at the state-level to protect public health, but we can’t do it alone. The only way through this pandemic is together. I urge my fellow Mississippians to do their part to help limit transmission in their communities and take care of each other.”

The governor also took measures to “ensure uninterrupted services and benefits for Mississippians” by signing an additional three executive orders Friday. One allows concession stands at outdoor complexes and pools to reopen, subject to the use of masks and social distancing guidelines.

From extending the terms of interim or hold-over appointees until the end of the 2021 legislative session to extending unemployment benefits provided to Mississippi workers until the end of July 2020, Reeves says he’s committed to reducing the strain that this crisis has created on every aspect of Mississippians’ lives and livelihoods.

View the signed executive orders here: Executive Order No. 1499, Executive Order No. 1500, Executive Order No 1501, Executive Order No. 1502.

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