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RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF CENTREVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, REINSTATEMENT, AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF THE STAY AT HOME ORDER AND ADDITIONAL MEASURES FOR THE CONTROL OF CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Centreville declared a Stay at Home Order on March 24, 2020, as a result of the spread of the coronavirus which became effective March 25, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. and remained in effect for 15 days.

WHEREAS, Tate Reeves, Governor of the State of Mississippi declared a Shelter in Place Order and Directive on April 3, 2020, as a result of the spread of the coronavirus which was made effective at 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020, and is to remain in full force and effect until 8:00 a.m. on April 20, 2020, unless rescinded, modified or extended; and 

WHEREAS, Section 21-19-3 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, provides that the City has the power to make regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of contagious or infectious diseases, to make quarantine laws for that purposeand enforce the same within five miles of the corporate limits; and 

WHEREAS, Section 21-13-11 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, provides that the City has the power to make all needful police regulations necessary for the preservation of good order and peace of the municipality and to prevent injury to, destruction of, or interference with public or private property; and 

WHEREAS, Section 33-15-17 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, provides that during a local emergency, the governing body of a political subdivision may promulgate orders and regulations necessary to provide for the protection of life and property, including orders or regulations imposing a curfew within designated boundaries where necessary to preserve the public order and safety; and 

WHEREAS, the emergence and risk of the spread of the coronavirus within Mississippi continues to constitute a public emergency that has resulted in substantial injury or harm to life, health and property within Mississippi, and in the Town of Centreville, and the coronavirus has already been detected in numerous individuals in multiple counties throughout the State, and in several individuals within the Town of Centreville, Mississippi; and 

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed the first presumptive case of the coronavirus in Mississippi, and as of March 21, 2020, there were at least 207 cases in Mississippi of individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in at least one death in the State; and 

WHEREAS, the State of Mississippi continue to be adversely affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, and there exists a continued threat to the public's safety, private property and the social and economic welfare of this Town, County and State; and 

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Mississippi Department of Health guidelines for responding to the coronavirus recommend avoiding crowds or gatherings of more than 10 people; and 

WHEREAS, the governing authority of the Town of Centreville has reviewed and accepts the findings and recommendations of the CDC and the Mississippi Department of Health, and has further received the same findings and recommendations from health professionals within the Town of Centreville accepts those findings and recommendations; and 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen continue to find that the coronavirus poses a serious threat to the citizens of the Town of Centreville and will continue to cause injury, illness and/or death to persons to such an extent that additional extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare of citizens and visitors to the Town of Centreville; and 

WHEREAS, Section 21-19-29 of the Mississippi Code allows the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Centreville to regulate the entrances to public halls and buildings, and the way of ingress and egress to and from the same; and 

WHEREAS, Tate Reeves, Governor of the State of Mississippi, issued a Safer at Home Order pursuant to Executive Order No. 1477 on April 24, 2020, providing for new rules and regulations for the citizens and businesses to conduct their lives and businesses which was made effective at 8:00 a.m. on April 27, 2020, and is to remain in full force and effect until 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 2020, unless rescinded, modified or extended; and 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen previously adopted the rules and regulations provided in the Executive Order No. 1477 issued by the Governor of the State of Mississippi together with a separate list of "Back to Business" guidelines to be followed by the Town of Centreville; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen have determined that the rules and regulations provided in the current Executive Order issued by the Governor of the State of Mississippi are adopted by the Town of Centreville as though fully copied herein and shall remain in full force and effect until 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020; and -

Whereas, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen have determined that it is necessary to adopt a Resolution jointly with the Town of Centreville instituting rules and regulations pertaining to the recommended requirement to wear a mask or face covering as provided for herein in the Town of Centreville.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN of the Town of Centreville, that the Town does hereby issue its Stay At Home Order for the following emergency measures that shall take effect immediately, and remain in full force and effect until 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020, unless said Stay at Home Order is rescinded by the governmental authority of the Town of Centreville or modified and extended as provided for herein, to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the community from the spread of a contagious or infectious disease and to eliminate or limit injuries or deaths that may occur in the absence of such measures

Section 1: Effective immediately, and to remain in full force and effect until 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020, unless rescinded, modified or extended by Motion and Order of the governing authorities of the Town of Centreville, the governing authorities are recommending that all citizens of the Town of Centreville stay at home until further direction by the Town and that all citizens remain at home unless it is essential to your health, safety and welfare to leave your home. Travel to the grocery store, medical, dental and other health related appointments are deemed essential. The citizens are encouraged to maintain social distancing at all times. The governing authorities encourage all citizens to exercise outdoors provided that you should not congregate in groups of more than 20 persons while maintaining proper social distancing during all times of exercising

Section 2: Effective immediately, and to remain in full force and effect until 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2020, unless rescinded, modified or extended by Motion and Order of the governing authorities of the Town of Centreville the citizens and businesses of the Town of Centreville shall be highly recommended to follow and abide by the following rules and regulations

  1. 1. Wearing a face covering in public places and/or when working. Any individual who is over age four and able to medically tolerate a face covering is recommended to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain at least six feet of social distance. Face coverings are recommended in public indoor spaces such as stores and public outdoor spaces

A face covering shall be considered a device to cover the nose and mouth of a person to impede the spread of saliva or other fluids during speaking, coughing, sneezing or other intentional or involuntary action, Medical grade masks are not required; coverings may be fashioned from scarves

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