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Casinos to require guests to wear masks beginning Friday evening

Beginning Friday evening, all guests at any of the casinos in Mississippi must be wearing a mask.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission issued the order in a statement Thursday.

“Based on guidance from the State Health Officer and in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all persons in indoor public areas of a casino property shall be required to wear a mask covering the face and nose.” The order goes into effect Friday at 8 p.m.

According to the commission, individuals may remove their masks temporarily while eating, drinking, or when asked by casino staff for identification.

Those not following the new guidelines will be asked to put a mask off and warned. If they continue to not wear a mask they will be asked to leave the property.

Guests not adhering to these requirements will be advised of the requirements and warned that if they continue to disregard they will be asked to leave the property.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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