JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed new executive orders to suspend in-person gatherings of business shareholder meetings and selection requirements of political parties.
The move was done to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“We will continue to take proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of all Mississippians. These orders will help ensure that we are not putting anyone at unnecessary risk while we work to flatten the curve. We are grateful to all who are making sacrifices in their daily lives so we can better protect them, their loved ones, and all who call Mississippi home,” said Governor Tate Reeves.
One order suspends the requirement of political parties to submit their selection methods and procedures 90 days prior to implementing.
The other suspends the requirement that businesses hold in-person shareholder meetings before June 30.
He also added two new executive orders to protect healthcare workers.
One restricts all non-essential elective surgeries, which includes abortions. This is in effect until April 27.
Another created additional protections from civil liability for healthcare workers and facilities assisting outside their normal operations until may 15.