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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.

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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

May 9, 2020 12:06 PM

Today, May 9, 2020, the City of Starkville Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted a sixth resolution for the control of contagious and infectious diseases.

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

-The 10:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. general curfew remains in effect until May 19, 2020.

-Consistent with Executive Order 1478 Section I(b), the City of Starkville’s parks shall open to the public at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Daily hours of operation shall be from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. Participants shall maintain a minimum of six feet distance between individuals and limit group gatherings/activities to a maximum of 10 individuals for any indoor space open to the public and a maximum of 20 individuals outdoors. Participants are also encouraged to follow the guidelines for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The City of Starkville’s swimming pool and the Travis Outlaw Center shall remain closed to the public until further action of the Board of Aldermen.

-While still being strongly encouraged to do so, it shall no longer be required that businesses open to the public compel their employees or customers to wear face coverings. Face coverings are still required for employees of restaurants and bars providing in-house dining pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 1478(I)(a)(vi), for employees and customers of salons, barber shops, personal care and personal grooming facilities pursuant to Executive Order No. 1480(I)(a)(vii) & (ix), and for employees of fitness and exercise gyms pursuant to Executive Order No. 1480(I)(b)(viii).

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