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Mayor Lumumba orders bars closed in Jackson for a week

By: Frank Corder - August 4, 2020

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has ordered all bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, pubs, breweries, distilleries, and wineries unless they can provide drive-thru, curbside, or delivery services.

The order is for a week at this time.  It goes into effect Tuesday, August 4, 2020, and will remain in effect through Tuesday, August 11, 2020. 

Lumumba justifies his order by saying COVID19 can easily spread when people are congregating for long periods of time in tight spaces, like inside a bar.  Consuming alcohol reduces inhibitions that leads to less compliance with wearing face coverings and socially distancing oneself, the mayor writes, adding that bars are generally noisy, requiring patrons to shout, which spreads droplets more widely.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: