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Published on March 25th, 2020 | by TLV News


Lafayette County, Mississippi Board of Supervisors Pass Emergency Declarations for Unincorporated Areas of the County

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have passed several emergency declarations through executive sessions in the past few days to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The emergency declarations will remain in effect until rescinded by the board.

Included in the declarations are as follows:

Monday, March 16, 2020 – 

Board requested no organized gatherings of fifty or more and to follow the CDC recommendations.

Friday, March 20, 2020 –

Section 2. For as long as the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation remains in effect and until further order of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, all restaurants doing business in the unincorporated areas of the County shall limit all  food service through the use of drive-thru, curbside pick-up or delivery methods, and the use by the public of interior or exterior common dining facilities is hereby prohibited. 

Section 3. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors requires all churches, businesses and families to adhere to the CDC guidelines and Governor’s recommendation of not more than 10 people together.

Section 4. The President of the Board of Supervisors is authorized, in the interest of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the Lafayette County community residing in the unincorporated areas of the County, to order a general curfew or to order limits to individual gatherings, as conditions may require in the future during the declared state of emergency. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 –

Board of Supervisors required closure of recreational facilities, tattoo parlors, barbershops, hair/beauty/nail/tanning salons, spas and gyms, in the unincorporated areas of the County.  Also retail stores, in the unincorporated areas of the Count, are required to close (except where curbside is available and utilized).

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