Governor Reeves signed Executive Order 1551 on April 30, 2021, in which mask mandates were removed, and instead, all persons were encouraged to follow CDC guidelines. This Executive Order is to remain in place until repealed or amended. Guidelines are set out in Executive Order 1551, and businesses were encouraged to make good faith efforts to follow those guidelines. Face coverings are still required for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year in all school buildings and classrooms, with limited exceptions. This requirement for schools will expire on May 31, 2021. Local county and municipalities are allowed to require more stringent guidelines. The State Health Officer in consultation with the Governor’s office is authorized to issue such additional orders as are necessary to restrict the transmission of COVID-19. Jury trials have resumed in most of the civil courts in the State of Mississippi, and there are no state imposed moratoriums in effect for either foreclosures or evictions.
Governor Reeves signed Executive Order 1543 on February 3, 2021, extending the Safe Recovery Order through March 3, 2021. The Order extends the mask mandate imposed on all but seven of Mississippi’s 82 counties through March 3, 2021. Jury trials have resumed in most of the civil courts in the State of Mississippi, and there are no state imposed moratoriums in effect for either foreclosures or evictions.