Discussion over amending the city’s Unified Development Code and technical codes, including requirements for certain facilities to add features such as sprinkler systems and storm shelters, dominated Starkville’s regular board of aldermen meeting Tuesday, the first of two public hearings on the topic.
Lowndes County residents will be required to wear a face mask in public settings through the end of April, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors decided during its regular meeting Monday.
Or will they?
The Columbus City Council voted Friday to end social distancing and capacity restrictions for businesses and restaurants, though the city’s mask mandate will stay in place.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has faced political pressure and angry constituents over her state’s mask order during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city of Columbus’ mask mandate will remain in place until at least the next city council meeting in two weeks.
Council members voted 3-2 to keep the mandate and other requirements, including for businesses to post signage reminding customers to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines, at their regular meeting Tuesday.
With a 5-2 vote Tuesday, aldermen upheld its requirement for people to wear protective face coverings in businesses and other buildings where social distancing may not be possible.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says that as of Wednesday, he is getting rid of most mask mandates that he had imposed to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican is also lifting most other restrictions, including limits on seating in restaurants.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is extending an order that requires people to wear masks in public places in most parts of the state, to guard against spread of the coronavirus.
Columbus Police Department is asking the public to comply with the city’s mask mandate due to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and a rising number of citizen complaints about violations, Chief Fred Shelton said at a Wednesday press conference at City Hall.
Oktibbeha County resumed its requirement for protective face coverings, proven to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at county-owned buildings and social gatherings outside the Starkville city limits after a 3-2 vote from the board of supervisors Monday.