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MAYORAL PROCLAMATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITING GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE, LIMITING THE GATHERING OF 10 OR FEWER, CLOSING BARS, AND LIMITING ACCESS TO RESTAURANTS IN THE TOWN OF CENTREVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Centreville, Mississippi, pursuant to Section 45-17-3 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, has declared and issued a civil emergency proclamation in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 spread): and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Centreville, Mississippi, pursuant to Section 45-17-7, et seq., of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, has the authority to issue such other orders as are necessary for the protection of life and property and in the interest of public safety and welfare, after the proclamation of a civil emergency: and

WHEREAS, COVID-19, a respiratory disease that can result in severe illness or death, is caused by the SARS-CoV-2, which is a new strain of Coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans and can easily spread from person to person; and

WHEREAS, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and flatten the growth curve of cases, authorities, all over the globe, are taking extraordinary measures to prohibit and limit nonessential close personal contact; and

WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported that there were two hundred forty-nine (249) cases of COVID-19 in the State of Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, the Mississippi State Department of Health has advised the citizens of the State of Mississippi to practice social distancing measures and avoid large gatherings; and

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the President of the United States recommended avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Centreville, Mississippi does not have the luxury of a wait-and-see approach to the Coronavirus pandemic; and

WHEREAS, extraordinary measures related to the spread of the Coronavirus are necessary and expedient for the health, safety, welfare and good order to protect the public peace and preserve lives.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, David C. Owens, Mayor of the Town of Centreville, Mississippi, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 45-17-7. et seq., of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, and in the public interest and for the general welfare of the Town of Centreville, do hereby issue this Proclamation of Executive Order Prohibiting Gatherings of More Than 10 People and limiting Gatherings of 10 People or Fewer in the Town of Centreville.

It is Ordered that (1) all events of more than 10 people in the Town of Centreville are hereby prohibited, and (2) all events of 10 people or fewer in the Town of Centreville are limited, as provided herein.

a. An event is an organized, orchestrated or sponsored gathering that people are invited to attend or encouraged to attend through advertising. Further, an event is a gathering for business, social, or recreational activities including but not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, or sporting events; parades; concerts; festivals; conventions; fundraisers, large private parties, celebrations or banquets; artistic performances, and spiritual and faith-based gatherings.

b. Retail establishments such as grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, and banks are not events. Medical facilities, office environments, factories, schools, universities, and Town-owned or leased buildings where essential functions and services are being carried out are not events.

c. Organizers of events of 10 people or fewer must ensure that;

  • Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 are encouraged not to attend.
  • Social distancing recommendations, as prescribed by the Mississippi State Department of Health, must be met.
  • Proper had hygiene and sanitation must be readily available to all attendees and individuals involved.
  • Environmental cleaning guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ar followed.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all restaurants located in the Town of Centreville, may only provide take-out, pick-up, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law. There shall be no in-house dining or available sitting areas for the public.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, and private clubs located in the Town of Centreville shall close, except to the extent that such establishments may only provide take-out, pick-up, delivery, or drive-through services for food as allowed by law.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that only to the extent allowed by state and federal law and the United States Constitution, this Proclamation of Executive Orde prohibiting and limiting events is applicable to spiritual and faith-based gatherings.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Proclamation shall be (1) promptly filed with the Town Clerk; (2) distributed to the news media, other organizations and posted in locations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; and (3) distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this Proclamation of Executive Order.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED  that violations of this Proclamation of Executive Order may be subject to misdemeanor prosecution pursuant to Section 45-17-9 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended and Town of Centreville Code of Ordinances.

IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that this proclamation of Executive Order is effective Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11;59 pm, and shall remain in effect through April 7, 2020, or until rescinded or superseded by another applicable Proclamation of Executive Order. A Proclamation of Executive Order rescinding the corresponding Proclamation of Civil Emergency will automatically rescind this Proclamation of Executive Order.

       WITNESS MY HAND, this the 23rd-day fo March 2020.

                                                          DAVID C. OWEN, MAYOR

                                                           TOWN OF CENTREVILLE, MISSISSIPPI

ATTEST:

KIMBERLY MONTGOMERY

TOWN CLERK

 

 

COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS

EMERGENCY UPDATE FOR THE

TOWN OF CENTREVILLE, MS

On January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for COVID-19.

On March 11, 2020, the President of the United States limited extraordinary travel.

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared that COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency beginning March 13, 2020.

On March 17, 2020, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported that there were 21 positive cases in the State of Mississippi.

On March 17, 2020, Mayor David Owens declared a civil emergency for the Town of Centreville. The civil emergency was effective immediately and shall remain in effect through April 7, 2020, or until suspended.

As of today, March 21, 2020, there are 140 confirmed cases in the State of Mississippi, 1 reported death and 1 confirmed case in Wilkinson County, MS.

As Emergency Manager for the Town of Centreville, we strongly encourage you to stay home during this time unless it is an emergency. We ask that all business owner adhere to the warnings that have been given by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

1. Clean your hands often.

2. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

3. Keep 6 feet away from others when possible.

4. Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow.

5. Please avoid social gatherings or any gathering of more than 10 people.

At this crucial time, we encourage the people of the Town of Centreville to please stay home unless it an emergency.

Emergency Manager Town of Centreville

Felicia Williams

601-645-6714

Willnme32@yahoo.com

 

 

In the Town of Centreville, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth, preservation of historical, cultural, and natural heritage are just a few of the core principles that make the Town of Centreville a wonderful place to call home.

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