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COVID restrictions lifted for Jackson businesses; mask mandate remains in place

While retail stores are open for in-person traffic in Indiana, shops in Kentucky will have to...
While retail stores are open for in-person traffic in Indiana, shops in Kentucky will have to wait until May 20 to operate that way again.(WAVE 3 News)
Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 1:03 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba lifted restrictions for businesses in the capital city Monday.

While a mask mandate remains in place across the city, many other COVID precautions have been lifted for businesses.

“All restrictions previously implemented are hereby lifted in their entirety,” Lumumba said in his weekly address.

There are no longer any business hour or capacity restrictions.

Businesses can also request a temporary permit to create or expand their service for outdoor customers. There is no fee for the temporary permit, and business owners can call the Constituent Services Office at 601-960-1084 to set it up.

The city is also under a temporary leisure and recreation district, meaning businesses can use carry out, drive through or curbside services for alcoholic beverages.

“This order aims to help Jackson businesses prosper through this challenge by opening more public spaces and lifting capacity restrictions while maintaining some necessary precautions,” the mayor added.

Read the full order here.

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