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July 7, 2020 8:16 PM

Today, July 7, 2020, the City of Starkville Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted a seventh resolution for the control of contagious and infectious diseases.

Here are some notable points, but does not include the full text of this resolution:

Except as may be specifically allowed by the Governor’s Executive Orders related to Covid-19, all businesses and services, while interacting with the public, must require the following face covering and social distancing measures until further order of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen:

1) Employees shall properly wear face coverings ensuring coverage of the mouth and nose;
2) All businesses shall monitor all points of entrance and prohibit entrance into the business by any individual over the age of six (6) years not wearing a face covering;
3) Management of each business must provide adequate supervision to ensure compliance with the face-covering requirement to include, but not be limited to, door monitors to monitor entrance by the public and floor supervision for employees;
4) Prominent signs at every entrance informing customers they must stay 6 feet away from other customers who did not accompany them to the store;
5) For businesses with existing public address systems, regular announcements instructing customers to stay six feet away from each other;
6) Markers on floors and signage measuring six-foot intervals and instructing people where to stand in checkout lanes and other lines;
7) Employees specifically tasked to enforce social distancing among customers, and employees specifically dedicated to that task in the case of large retail establishments such as grocery stores whose publicly accessible areas cannot be viewed at once;
8) For businesses that utilize such technology, signage encouraging cashless purchases, online ordering and pickup, and use of self-service checkout stations.

Follow this link for full resolution text:

Seventh Resolution of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen (COVID-19)

Prior Updates

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May 29, 2020 7:06 PM

Monday, June 1, 2020, at 8:00 A.M. the Safe Return Order will go into effect.

Here are some notable points, but does not include the full text of this order:

- All businesses and non-profits in Mississippi are allowed to open, following CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) guidance to limit transmission.

- Restaurants and bars must continue to follow in-house dining guidelines set in Executive Orders 1478 and 1486. Bars that do not serve food are allowed to reopen, following those same guidelines.

- For outdoor recreation, people should follow social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from others.

- Indoor places of amusement, including bowling alleys and playgrounds, are allowed to reopen.

Full Order text can be found in the above links.

May 15, 2020 1:29 PM

For the foreseeable future City of Starkville trash collection will be one day a week. The Monday-Thursday route will be picked up on Monday and the Tuesday -Friday route will be picked up on Tuesday. This is due to safety and cost cutting measures in the city's response to COVID-19