Break down of new Executive Orders
Governor Bill Lee and City of Jackson Mayor Scott Conger both signed executive orders, which changes the way businesses run and where residents in Jackson and Tennessee can go.
Governor Lee’s executive order prohibits social gatherings of more than 10 people.
So, you can only order take out, or delivery service at food service restaurants.
The order also closed gyms and fitness centers, but you may be able to find that your gym is doing online workouts.
Mayor Conger's executive order is very similar to Lee’s with a few additions.
Entertainment centers like movie theatres, nightclubs, and shopping malls have closed their doors.
Just like nail shops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, spas and other cosmetology businesses because social distancing could not happen between the customer and the person giving the service in those instances.
Retail stores can remain open as long as they keep customers 6 feet away from each other and sanitize regularly.
Now both executive orders are in effect right now Governor Lee’s order is effective until April 6th at midnight. If there are any changes we will keep you updated.
In Jackson, for 39 News, I’m Imani Williams.