The following counties must practice enhanced safety protocols, including the use of a mask or face covering in public and additional limits on social gathering sizes in accordance with the Governor's new executive order:
All businesses should follow guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health’s and CDC’s regulations and orders to stop the spread of COVID-19, including the following:
Sending sick employees home
Encouraging sick employees to stay home
Separating and sending home employees with possible respiratory illness symptoms
Promoting regular hand-washing and personal hygiene
Providing hand sanitizer to all employees
Wearing appropriate PPE including face coverings based on duties and/or the inability to maintain 6 feet of separation from other employees
Daily screening of employees for COVID-19 symptoms at the beginning of shifts
Daily screenings should include asking employees the following questions, and if the employee replies “yes” to any of the questions, they should be sent home:
Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Do you have a cough, shortness of breath or a sore throat?
Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
Have you had loss of taste or smell?
Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?