City of Holly Springs Government

EMERGENCY ORDER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019(COVID-19) START: June 26, 2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER No.11

City Ordinance The City and Board of Aldermen recognize that certain business operations and healthcare activities can safely resume business under the limitations set forth herein.

Curfew

Curfew Order

The Local Emergency, Stay-at-Home, and Curfew Orders previously entered shall remain in full force and effect except as follows. • All persons within the City of Holly Springs shall remain under a curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am until rescinded, modified, or extended. The previous exceptions shall still apply to those performing essential, work-related, or travel functions or activities

RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

From and after 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 2020, restaurants and bars can resume in-house (indoor or outdoor) dining subject to the following limitations:

Prior to resuming in-house dining the entire restaurant and bar shall be             deep cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized.

  • Restaurant and bars shall set hours of operations to close to the public no later than 9:00 pm.
  • Restaurants shall take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the Mississippi State Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Protection’s (“CDC’) regulations, orders and guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including, but not limited to: social distancing; sending sick employees home; actively encouraging sick employees to stay home; separating and sending home employees who appear to have respiratory illness symptoms; adopting and enforcing regular and proper hand-washing and personal hygiene protocols; and daily screening of employees for COVID-19 related symptoms before beginning shifts.
  • Restaurants and bars shall conduct a daily screening of all employees at the beginning of their shifts. Such daily screening shall include the following questions, and any employee answering any question in the affinnative shall be sent home:
  • All employees shall be required to report any symptoms ofCOVID-19 to their supervisor, and any employee who exhibits any of the symptoms of COVID-19 during their shift shall be sent home immediately and advised to consult a physician.
  • Appropriate PPE shall be worn by all employees based on their duties and responsibilities and in adherence to state and local regulations and guidelines. Every employee who comes into direct contact with customers shall be provided a cloth mask and required to wear that mask while on duty.
  • All employees shall be provided training regarding minimizing the spread ofCOVID-19, including the importance of frequent hand washing and personal hygiene, proper sanitation, cough and sneeze etiquette, use of PPE, and safe food-handling procedures.
  • Workstation should be staggered so employees can avoid standing next to each other. Where separations of workstations are not possible, the frequency of surface cleaning and sanitizing should be increased.
  • Breakrooms shall be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and the number of employees in the in the breakrooms shall be limited to allow for strict social distancing (a minimum of six feet between employees and no gathering of more than ten employees).
  • The number of customers in the restaurant or bar shall be no greater than 50% of seating capacity.
  • Floor plans shall be updated to ensure at least six feet of separation exists between each party/group whether dining indoor or outdoor. Party sizes shall be limited to a maximum of six customers per table.
  • Bars or bar areas that do not offer food services shall remain closed, and live music shall not be permitted.
  • The use of technology solutions to minimize person-to-person contact is encouraged, including mobile reservations systems, text upon arrival, mobile ordering, and contactless payment options.
  • Signage shall be posted at each entrance stating no customer with a fever or other symptom of COVID-19 will be permitted in the restaurant or bar.
  • Customers shall not be allowed to congregate in the waiting area or bar area. The restaurant shall adopt a process to ensure that a minimum of six feet separation is maintained between customers while waiting to be seated or in the restaurant or bar area.
  • All house contact surfaces shall be sanitized, at a minimum every two hours.
  • The use of disposable menus is encouraged. All non-disposable menus shall be sanitized between each use.
  • Tables, chairs, and tabletop items shall be sanitized after each use by customers.
  • Hand sanitizer shall be placed at all points of entry and exit, the hostess station, in or near the bathrooms, and at the cashier station.
  • All food service areas shall be deep cleaned daily.
  • Buffet Service of food and drinks stations are prohibited.
  • Cafeteria style buffets and food and drink stations are permitted only when the employee serves the items with appropriate barriers in place.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS

From and after 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 2020, essential businesses such as banks, medical facilities, hospitals, phannacies, veterinarian clinics, gas stations, grocery stores, and hardware stores can resume in-house business operations and shall adopt reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COV!D-19, including but not limited to, limiting the number of customers and/or patients at one time to no greater than 50% of the building or waiting room’s capacity in order to ensure compliance with social distancing protocols, and frequent cleaning of high-contact surfaces, such as counters, door handles, etc. These essential businesses are encouraged to make hand sanitizer available to customers upon entry and exit of the establishment. Financial institutions shall follow all guidelines of the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC

RETAIL STORES

RETAIL STORES

From and after 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 2020, retail businesses shall adopt reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including but not limited to, limiting the number of customers in their stores at one time to no greater than 50% of store capacity in order to ensure compliance with social distancing protocols, and frequent cleaning of high-contact surfaces, such as counters, door handles, credit card machines, etc. Retail businesses are encouraged to make hand sanitizer available to customers upon entry and exit of the stores. Retail stores shall follow all guidelines of the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC.

FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS

FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS

  1. RELIGIOUS ENTITIES

 

  1. Religious entities, including religious and faith-based facilities, groups, religious gatherings such as funerals and/or burial may resume in-person services. In accord with the State of Mississippi Governor’s guidelines, it is recommended that religious entities adhere to the Mississippi State Department of Health (“MSDH”) and Center for Disease Control and Protection’s (“CDC”) regulations, orders, and guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It also is recommended that the following Guidelines for In-Person Worship Services distributed by the Governor of the State of Mississippi in consultation with the MSDH be followed. However, per the Governor, the said Guidelines are offered as a helpful resource for consideration and are not mandates by the State of Mississippi.

 

  1. PREPARING YOUR HOUSE OF WORSHIP

 

  1. Walk your campus with fresh eyes regarding upkeep and cleanliness.
  2. Invite medical and other healthcare professional to help develop best practices related to the health of the
  3. Implement cleaning and disinfection practices according to the cleaning and disinfection practices, according to the CDC guidelines: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019.ncov/community/organizations/cleanin g-disinfection.html.
  4. Sanitize shared resources after each use, and regularly sanitize all high-traffic/high-touch areas.
  5. Use controlled points of entry and exit from the sanctuary/house of worship to help maintain social
  6. Ensure the flow of fresh air and that ventilation systems are operating For HVAC systems, filtration up to SARS-COV-2

standards is recommended. Regular and frequent cleaning of HVAC intakes and returns is recommended. If electric fans are used, avoid allowing them to blow from one person directly onto another person.

  1. It is recommended that restrooms be cleaned and sanitized daily. Disposable paper towels are recommended, and air dryers should be deactivated.
  2. Consider closing common outside the sanctuary to discourage group gathering and to ensure proper social
  3. Move and limit unnecessary physical objects to reduce potential transmission of the
  4. Give careful attention to preschool and children’s areas. Consider removing nonessential items to minimize high contact surfaces. Sanitize surface areas between

 

  1. WORSHIP SERVICES: LOGISTICS, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS

 

a.Prior to resuming in-person services, communicate with members of your faith community (such as via flyers, email, social media) about steps being taken to prepare the house of worship for their arrival and ways the in-person gathering will be different. Remind them of social distancing protocols.

b.Consult CDC guidelines and guidance from the MSDH to determine the risks of gathering in-person. This should include thinking about the percentage of your community classified as vulnerable, how conducive your facility is to allowing social distancing, the size of your community, and more.

c.Consider adopting a phased approach to resuming in-person gatherings. d.Communicate with vulnerable populations and families requiring childcare during the worship service to encourage them to delay their return for several weeks. Keep an online meeting option for those who are uncomfortable or unable to attend your service in-person for any

reason.

  1. Consider holding a separate worship service for vulnerable populations (everyone 65 years and older, people with disabilities, people with serious respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, people who are immunocompromised, and others). Be mindful of the diverse health needs of other members. Remind people who are sick or have been exposed, to not attend in-person gatherings and participate virtually instead.
  2. Consider solutions to minimize close personal contact that may be part of your services, such as handshakes or sharing food and

Consider delaying the resumption of children’s activities/nursery programs until a later time.

g.As the phased approach begins limit the size of attendance in your sanctuary and other confined spaces to create seating arrangements that provide at least 6-foot distancing between household units. Consider broadcasting the service to other rooms in the facility to allow proper social distancing.

  1. Consider not exceeding 50% of the maximum capacity of the sanctuary or house of worship to follow MSDH recommendations that everyone attending such essential events and gatherings take extra precautions, including maintaining social distancing as much as possible: ww.msdh.ms.gov/_static/14.21866.420.html.
  2. Using controlled points of entry and exit from the sanctuary/house of worship. Ask your faith community to enter that facility and immediately enter the sanctuary/house of

k.Encourage members of your community to stay home if they are symptomatic, have a fever, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or have traveled internationally or to a domestic hot spot in the past 2 weeks.

  1. Consider strongly encouraging the use of face coverings (covering nose and mouth) by all persons in the house of worship. Consider having a supply of face coverings available at entrances to offer to individuals if requested.
  2. If you learn that a member of your community has tested positive for COVID-19, report the case to the MSDH and follow their guidance to determine whether you should immediately cease in-person gatherings, close for additional cleaning, or otherwise change your protocols.

n.Stay informed of the most updated recommendations and safety protocols from the Center for Disease Control and Protection and the MSDH for handling COVID-19 and reevaluate your procedures as the COVID-19 situation evolves in your local community.

 

3.STAFF AND LEADERSHIP

a.It is important that leaders of faith community stay informed with current information about COVID-19

b.Communicate to your faith community the steps you are taking to maintain clean and safe conditions in your house of worship and deliver relevant ministries

c.Extend the good habits your community has embraced since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, such as pastoral care through small groups and digital communication and look for opportunities to adopt additional best

d.Evaluate which practices are inappropriate to continue while COVID-19 remains a

e.Require a COVID-19 symptom and temperature check for all staff and volunteers before they begin their service or work. Screen all staff and volunteers for COVID-19 symptoms before services with the following questions. Any staff or volunteer who answers “yes” to any question should be asked to return home without encountering other members of staff or your faith

i.Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

ii. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

iii. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

iv. On Have you had new loss of taste or smell?

v. Have you had a vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

f.Temperature screening for staff and volunteers before

i.BEST PRACTICE: Employers to take temperatures on site with a no-touch thermometer each day upon arrival at

ii.MINIMUM: Temperatures can be taken before arriving. Normal temperature should not exceed 100.0º

g.Consider requiring all staff to wear appropriate PPE based on their duties and responsibilities and in adherence to state and local regulations and

h.Consider designating a health officer and team. This team of individuals will be responsible for monitoring and establishing protocols to keep your house of worship safe. Specifically, consider creating a sanitation protocol to be followed between services and each day. Daily cleaning of frequently touched services is

i. Develop a plan for potential COVID-19 cases, and work with local health department officials when needed (e.g., monitor and trace COVID- 19 cases, deep clean facilities).

j. Communicate with all staff and volunteers so they will be informed and prepared for your plans, schedule, and timing for in-person worship and about your COVID-19 policies and

 

  1. WORSHIP PROGRAMMING

a.Avoid passing a plate or cup and modify distribution protocols if your tradition involves shared food or drink.

b.Temporarily replace a choir with soloists or small ensembles of individuals at least 6 feet

c.Avoid sharing and passing microphones

d. Create other ways to allow people to tithe without passing collection plates (e.g. stations, encouraging online giving).

e. Delay restarting Sunday School, Sabbath School, or other religious instructional classes. When such classes do resume on premises, consider reducing class sizes to maintain the social

f. Consider dismissing in a process that ensures social distancing (certain areas exit by certain doors).

g. Make announcements verbally or using social media, email, or direct mail rather than printed bulletins or other

h.Provide security and greeters/ushers inside and outside the facilities. Instruct them on your in-person worship policies, including greeting (no handshakes or hugs currently).

i. Prop doors open or have greeters/ushers hold doors open to minimize multiple contact with door

j. Sanitize all high-contact surface

AMENITIES

a. Post a sign at all points of entry with the following questions requesting that any person answering “Yes” to any question not to enter the house of worship:

i.Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID- 19 in the past 14 days?

ii. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

iii. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

iv. Have you had new loss of taste or smell?

v. Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

b.Post additional signs at all points of entry to remind people to practice social distancing and maintain good hand

c.Make sure there is hand sanitizer available at or near all points of entry to make it easy for people to access and use

d.Post signs in restrooms regarding appropriate hand-washing and other hygiene. The MSDH information for guidance on posting is available here: msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8472.pdf.

e. Where practical, encourage the use of face coverings (covering nose and mouth) by persons in the worship facility. Consider having supply of face coverings available at entrances to offer to individuals if

f. Coffee stations should be closed. Group meals are strongly

g.If dining facilities and/or services are reopened/resumed, in-house dining is subject to the limitations in the City’s Executive Order 6 and the Governor of Mississippi’s Executive Order 1478 regarding restaurants available here: governorreeves.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/executive- order-1478-.pdf.

h.Activity centers and gyms are encouraged to remain closed at this time. However, if such facilities are reopened, they are subject to the limitations in the Governor of Mississippi’s Executive Order 1480 regarding gyms available here: governorreeves.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/executive- order-1480-extend-safer-at-home.pdf.

GYM AND FITNESS

GYM AND FITNESS

From and after 12:59 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020, Executive Order No. 6 is amended to allow fitness and exercise gyms (collectively, “gyms”) to open subject to the following limitations:

 

  1. Prior to resuming operations, the entire gym, shall be deep cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized.

2. Gyms shall set hours of operation to close to the public no later than 9:00 p.m.

 

  1. In addition to other staff, a minimum of one employee must be on-site during the gym’s hours of operation dedicated to wiping down equipment following use by clients
  2. Gyms shall take all reasonable measures to ensure compliance with the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC’s regulations, orders and guidelines to prevent the spread ofCOVID-19, including, but not limited to: social distancing; sending sick employees home; actively encouraging sick employees to stay home; separating and sending home employees who appear to have respiratory illness symptoms; adopting and enforcing regular and proper hand-washing and persona] hygiene protocols; and daily screening of employees for COVID-19 related symptoms before beginning their shift.
  3. Daily screening of employees shall include the following questions, and any employee answering any question in the affitmative shall be sent home:

a.Have you been in close contact with a confinned case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

b. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

C. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

D. Have you had new loss of taste or smell?

E. Have you had vomiting or dianhea in the last 24 hours?

  1. All employees shall be required to report any symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, or loss of sense of taste or smell) to their supervisor, and any employee that exhibits any of the symptoms ofCOVJD- 19 during their shift shall be sent home immediately and advised to consult with their physician.
  2. All employees shall be provided training regarding minimizing the spread ofCOVID- 19, including reinforcement of proper sanitation, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and proper use of PPE.
  3. Every employee shall be provided a face covering, which covers the nose and mouth, and shall be required to wear that face covering while on duty. Such face coverings shall be cleaned or replaced daily
  4. Every employee on the gym floor shall wear disposable gloves and change gloves, at a minimum, once per hour.
  1. Break rooms shall be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and the number of employees in the break room shall be limited to allow for strict social distancing (a minimum of six feet between employees and no gathering of more than ten employees).
  2. The number of clients in the gym shall be limited to no greater than 30% of the gym’s maximum occupancy. Gyms are encouraged to limit each client’s time in the gym to a maximum of one hour per day, especially if such use is during peak times.
  3. Signage shall be posted at each entrance stating no client with a fever or other symptom of COVID-19 is permitted in the gym.
  4. Clients shall be screened for illness prior to their entry into the gym.
  5. Exercise machines and equipment must be rearranged and/or deactivated to ensure a minimum of six feet of separation between clients.
  6. Classes or group exercise activities are Participants shall always maintain a minimum of six feet of separation between each individual, and all exercise equipment shall be rearranged and/or deactivated to ensure a minimum of six feet of separation between participants.
  7. All high-touch areas, including all door handles shall be sanitized, at a minimum, once every two hours.

 

  1. Hand sanitizer shall be placed at all points of entry and exit, and throughout the gym floor, and clients shall be required to sanitize their hands upon entry into and exit from the gym, and when moving between exercise equipment.
  2. lf the gym provides towels for use by clients, such towels shall be stored in an air tight container.

19 . Al l linen hampers and trash containers shall be cleaned and disinfected daily, and all such containers must have a lid.

  1. Gyms may offer food services, subject to the limitations on restaurants as provided in Executive Order No. 6.
  2. All common areas, except for bathrooms/locker rooms shall remain
  3. The gym floor shall be deep cleaned

 

PERSONAL CARE AND GROOMING SERVICES

PERSONAL CARE AND GROOMING SERVICES

  1. From and after 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020, hair and nail salons, barber shops, and all other personal care and personal grooming facilities can resume business subject to the following limitations:

 

1.Prior to resuming operations, the entire salon, including areas that are not open to the public shall be deep cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized.

  1. Salons shall take all reasonable measures to ensure compliance with the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC’s regulations, orders and guidelines to prevent U1e spread of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, social distancing; sending sick employees home; actively encouraging sick employees to stay home; separating and sending home employees who appear to have respiratory illness symptoms; adopting and enforcing regular and proper hand-washing and personal hygiene protocols; and daily screening of employees for COVTD-19 related symptoms before beginning their
  2. Salons shall conduct a daily screening of all employees at the beginning of their shift. Such daily screening shall include the following questions, and any employee answering any question in the affinnative shall be sent home:
    1. Have you been in close contact with a confinned case ofCOVJD-19 in the past 14 days?
    2. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
    3. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
    4. Have you had new loss of taste or smell?
    5. Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
  3. All employees shall be required to report any symptoms of COVTD-19 to their supervisor, and any employee that exhibits any of the symptoms of COVID-19 during their shift shall be sent home immediately and advised to consult with their
  4. All employees shall be provided training regarding minimizing the spread of COVID-19, including reinforcement of proper sanitation, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and proper use of
  5. Break rooms shall be ilioroughly cleaned and sanitized, and the number of employees in the break room shall be limited to allow for strict social distancing (a minimum of six feet between employees and no gathering of more Ulan ten employees).
  6. Every employee shall be provided a face covering, which covers the nose and mouth, and shall be required to wear that face covering while on duty. Such face coverings shall be cleaned or replaced
  7. Every employee shall wear disposable gloves when serving a client and change gloves between
  8. Clients shall wear a face covering, which covers the nose and mouth, while inside the salon always except when receiving a service that otherwise could not be provided while wearing a face

10. Each client shall be draped with a clean cape. Capes shall be laundered after each use. The use of disposable capes is encouraged.

  1. A protective neck strip shall be placed around the neck of each hair-cut
  2. The use of neck brushes is
  3. All linens, including all towels, capes, and neck strips shall be stored in an airtight container.

14. All linen hampers and trash containers shall be cleaned and disinfected daily, and all such containers must have a lid.

15. Employees shall wash their hands with soapy, warm water for a minimum of twenty seconds between every client.

16. Services shall be provided by appointment or walk-in basis.

17. All clients shall wait outside until they are called for screening prior to entry into the

salon.

18. The use of technology solutions to minimize person-to-person contact is encouraged, including mobile appointment systems, text upon arrival, and contactless payment options.

  1. Signage shall be posted at each entrance stating no client with a fever or other symptom of COVID- 19 is pe,mitted in the salon.
  1. Clients shall be screened for illness ptior to their ent1y into the Such screening shall include the following questions, and any customer answering any question in the affinnative shall not be permitted to enter the salon:

a. Have you traveled outside of the United States in the past 14 days?

  1. Have you experienced any COVTD-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, or loss of sense of taste or smell) in the past 14 days?
  1. All waiting areas shall be
  2. Items such as magazines, popcorn poppers, and coffee pots/machines shall be removed, and clients shall not be permitted to congregate outside of the salon prior to their appointment. Rather, clients shall wait in their vehicle until their appointment
  3. Chairs shall be re-arranged to ensure at least six feet of separation between
  4. The number of clients in the salon shall be limited to one client per
  5. Chairs, including arm rests and head rests, stations and all other surfaces that are contacted by clients during providing services shall be sanitized after each use by All other high-touch areas, including all door handles shall be sanitized, at a minimum, once every two hours.
  6. Disinfectant for immersion of tools shall be changed
  7. Hand sanitizer shall be placed at all points of entry and exit, and clients shall be required to sanitize their hands upon entry into and exit from the
  8. The salon shall be deep cleaned daily. All bowls, hoses, spray nozzles, foist handles, shampoo chairs and arm rests shall be disinfected.

OUTDOOR RECREATION

OUTDOOR RECREATIONS

  1. PARKS AND RECREATION

A. From and after 11:59 P.M. on May 22, 2020, Executive Order 6 is amended to allow parks to open subject to the following limitations:

 

  1. Municipal parks and private parks may open to the public between the hours of 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and/or dark, whichever occurs first, for recreational outdoor activities. Such restrictions at a minimum must require maintaining a minimum of six feet distance between each individual and limiting group gatherings/activities to a maximum of 10 participants indoor and a maximum of 20 participants
  2. Outdoor recreational activities, including swimming in pools, shall be permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Individuals shall maintain social distancing of a minimum of six feet separation between each individual. Group gatherings/activities shall be limited to a maximum of 10 participants (including coaches, lifeguards, and parents) indoor and a maximum of 20 participants

 

  1. CURFEW: The curfew shall remain in effect and in full force unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or

 

This Executive Order shall remain in effect and in full force from 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2020, until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded.

 

This order will be enforced by the Holly Springs Police Department or any other necessary law enforcement agency or officer and/or fire inspection officers. Anyone who violates any of the restrictions herein will be charged with a misdemeanor and be subject to a fine and/or sentenced to jail. Fines for all misdemeanors during this emergency period will be assessed up to the maximum amounts allowed by Mississippi law.

 

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

EXECUTIVE ORDER

Executive No. 11

• This Executive Order shall remain in force and effect from 8:00 a.m. on June 26, 2020, unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded.

• This order will be enforced by the Holly Springs Police Department and/or any other necessary law enforcement agency or officer and/or fire inspection officers. Anyone who violates any of the restrictions herein will be charged with a misdemeanor and be subject to a fine and/or sentenced to jail. Fines for all misdemeanors during this emergency period will be assessed up to the maximum amounts allowed by Mississippi law.