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Multiple cities in Mississippi to begin issuing tickets for not wearing face mask in public

Multiple cities in Mississippi are set to begin issuing citations to businesses and residents for not wearing face masks in public.

From Chokwe A. Lumumba, mayor of Jackson, according to Visit Jackson:

City will begin issuing citations (tickets) for those not wearing face coverings in public, citing businesses as well as individuals, as COVID numbers are increasing. Full press conference, updated orders to come on Tuesday.

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton signed an executive order on Friday that mandates masks in businesses inside the city limits.

The order went into effect Monday at 6 a.m.

People are not required to wear masks if they have religious exemptions, health conditions that prevents wearing a mask, work at a private office with fewer than 10 employees, are a child younger than 12, work at a small office that does not interact with the public, or work at a bank or gym or other business that contains a physical barrier between customers and employees.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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