Tupelo under stay-at-home order

TUPELO, MISS. - Mayor Jason Shelton has issued a shelter-in-place order for Tupelo, Miss., in an attempt to stifle the spread of COVID-19.

The order restricts travel only to and from essential businesses and self and family care.

Essential businesses include:

  • Medical and health care clinics and facilities
  • Grocery stores
  • Hardware stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Day cares
  • Businesses in the supply chain for essential businesses—such as medical, food supply, etc.
  • Banks
  • Gas stations
  • Veterinary clinics 
  • Professional services serving essential businesses just listed

Non-essential businesses include:

  • Theaters
  • Gyms
  • Recreational facilities
  • Barbers and beauty salons
  • Massage, nail and day spas
  • Shopping malls
  • Sporting and concert venues
  • Retail stores

All restaurants will continue under previous orders to limit service to carry-out or drive-through dining only.

The order went into effect at 12 a.m. on Sunday, March 22. The order currently is set to extend through the end of the day on Saturday, March 28.

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, Itawamba County, Miss., (where Tupelo is located), has three confirmed cases of COVID-19. Statewide, Mississippi has 207 confirmed cases of the virus and one death.