The changing nature of this situation is causing mitigation strategies to be reevaluated often. City leaders continue to monitor the information and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mississippi Department of Health. To date, the City has taken a measured approach to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens. The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening exponentially. Therefore, the steps taken by the City must now be more aggressive in order to curb the transmission of disease. It has been shown that the quicker “Stay at Home” measures are put in place; the faster communities recover and life can return to normal.
Medical professionals, first responders, and military personnel are exempt from this order.
General Provisions of the Stay at Home Order – BUSINESSES and PUBLIC SPACES
• Non-essential businesses are ordered closed.
• All businesses and establishments that do not explicitly fall within the scope of “Essential Businesses,” as referred to herein, and whose very nature requires contact of less than six (6) feet, including, but not limited to, personal care and grooming businesses, tattoo parlors, spas, exercise studios, massage parlors, fitness centers and facilities, health clubs, nail salons, barber shops, cross training gyms, beauty parlors and salons, gyms, and other similar businesses located in the City of D’Iberville.
• Essential businesses are ones that the public rely on in their day-to-day life. This includes banks, hospitals, supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, post offices, and the like. Essential businesses carry supplies necessary for survival, both in the long and short-term. Non-essential businesses are those that people frequent for pleasure, like gyms, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, museums, and concert halls, among others. For questions regarding “Essential Businesses” contact the Economic Development Department at email@example.com ,
(228) 273-3346, or (228) 236-4172.
• Gas stations with convenience stores are limited to two (2) customers inside at a time, not including employees.
City of D’Iberville Stay at Home Order per Resolution 2448 2
• Retail establishments allowed to remain open must limit customer access to less than 5% of their permitted occupancy limit, grocery stores and pharmacies are specifically exempt from the 5% occupancy limit. Please contact the Economic Development Department for questions regarding occupancy limits at contact the Economic Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org@diberville.ms.us , , (228) 273-3346, or (228) 236-4172.
• Construction sites, wholesale processing, light industrial operations, etc., shall be specifically exempt from the requirement if the operation remains in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) regulations and guidelines at all times during operation and activities.
• There is no change to the regulation for restaurants and they are required to provide take-out/curbside pick-up, delivery or drive-thru options. No on-premise meal service or consumption is allowed – inside, or outside.
• Room occupancy maximums at transient public lodging establishments (hotels, motels, short- term rentals, etc.) shall not exceed bed capacity of the room. (i.e. 2 beds = 2 people).
• Operating businesses must offer and/or provide customers hand sanitizer or similar type disinfectant for personal, human use, must disinfect and sanitize common areas on a regular basis, and must actively pursue all available precautions to ensure adherence to the most recent regulations or guidelines issued by the CDC, the MSDH, or the President of the United States with respect to prevention and protection against the spread of this virus, whichever is strictest, including, but not limited to, social distancing requirements, guidance on restrictions of gathering of people, and of proper hand-washing.
• Public parks and public spaces in the City may remain open on a limited basis only for those persons properly adhering to the most recent regulations or guidelines relating to COVID-19 prevention.
Information, including the complete Order, is available at www.diberville.ms.us.
General Provisions of the Stay at Home Order – RESIDENTS
Nightly Curfew – from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.
All individuals in the City of D’Iberville must adhere to the most recent regulations or guidelines issued by the CDC, the MDOH, or the President of the United States with respect to prevention and protection against the spread of this virus.
Under this order, D’Iberville residents CAN:
• Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
• Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
• Go to medically necessary appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
• Go to a restaurant for take-out/curbside pick-up, delivery or drive-thru only
• Care for or support a friend or family member
• Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog, and be in nature for exercise — keep at least six feet between you and others
• Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian, if necessary
• Help someone to get necessary supplies
• Receive deliveries from any business which delivers
Under this order, D’Iberville residents SHOULD NOT:
• Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by this Order*
• Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
• Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facility, except for limited exceptions as provided on the facility websites.
*Examples of Essential Worker Functions:
• Healthcare workers and caregivers
• Mental health and Social Service workers
• Pharmacy employees
• Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail sales of food and beverage products
• Restaurant carryout and quick-serve food operations and food delivery employees
• Farm workers
• Electricity and Utility Industry Employees
• Critical Manufacturing Employees (medical supply chains, energy, transportation, food, chemicals)
• Petroleum, Natural and Propane Gas Workers
• Transportation and Logistics Workers
• Communications and Information Technology Employees
• Financial Services and Banking Industry Employees