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Executive Orders:

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    State of Emergency Declaration

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    Executive Order No. 1457: Mississippi Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response Planning Steering Committee

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    Executive Order No. 1458: allows state agencies to send home non-essential employees, ensures paid leave for state and local employees, develops distance learning protocols, and provides free and reduced lunches to students.

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    Executive Order No. 1459: utilizes the National Guard for support in the state’s response in humanitarian efforts.

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    Executive Order No. 1460: closes all public schools until April 17, 2020, relaxes end-of-year testing requirements, ensures educators receive their salaries, and instructs school districts to keep operating with essential employees.

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    Executive Order No. 1461: reschedules the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary runoff for June 23, 2020.

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    Executive Order No. 1462: expedites unemployment benefits for unemployed Mississippians and relaxes collection requirements on employers.

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    Executive Order No. 1463: restricts non-essential gatherings of 10 people or more; suspends dine-in services at restaurants and bars; restricts visitations at hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities; sends non-essential employees to work from home; and defines essential businesses.

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    Supplement to Executive Order 1463: supplement to clarify and provide direction for leaders across the state to ensure uniform statewide parameters to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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    Executive Order 1464: works to relieve the burden on truckers during a transportation emergency that exists in Mississippi due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Executive Order 1465: established a shelter-in-place order for Lauderdale County, which MSDH identified as the first localized region for additional restrictions.

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    Executive Order 1466: statewide shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of COVID-19, which goes into effect Friday, April 3, 2020 until Monday, April 20, 2020.

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    Executive Order No. 1467: waives the in-person requirement for notarizing documents in Mississippi during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Executive Order No. 1468: suspends the requirement of political parties to submit their selection methods and procedures 90 days prior to implementing.

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    Executive Order No. 1469: suspends the requirement that businesses host in-person shareholder meetings before June 30, 2020, as is laid out in the Mississippi Business Corporation Act.

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    Executive Order No. 1470: defines elective surgeries and restricts all non-essential elective surgeries and medical and surgical procedures.

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    Executive Order No. 1471: creates additional protections from civil liability for healthcare workers and facilities assisting outside their normal operations in the response to COVID-19.

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    Executive Order No. 1472: temporarily suspends the 90-day break in service requirement of PERS to support and reinvigorate Mississippi’s workforce in hospitals and other government entities supporting the state’s COVID-19 response.

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    Executive Order No. 1473: extends the statewide shelter-in-place order by 7 days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to safely make sales and reopening Mississippi’s lakes and beaches.

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    Executive Order No. 1474: suspends the expiration of all valid driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, intermediate licenses, firearm permits, security guard permits and ID cards set to expire between March 14, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Such licenses, permits, and ID cards shall instead expire on August 3, 2020.

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    Executive Order No. 1475: suspends the requirement of the Mississippi Public Service Commission to submit to the Governor the names of 3-6 qualified candidates for executive director of the public utility staff and reschedules the submission deadline to provide names on or before June 1, 2020.

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    Executive Order No. 1476: implements school closures for the rest of the academic year and addresses the disruptions to students’ education by instructing school districts to submit their plans for approval to the Mississippi State Board of Education by June 1, 2020.

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