Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said outdoor gatherings for up to 20 people will be allowed.
“I don’t want to wait if there are steps that we believe we can safely take now to ease the burden on Mississippians fighting this virus," he said.
He will also allow dining in restaurants subject to strict guidelines. The guidelines include that servers wear masks and there be no more than 50% capacity in the restaurants.
"Hopefully it will help overcrowding in grocery stores," he said.