MISSISSIPPI – It has been six days since the City of Oxford reinstated a mask ordinance.
It’s because of what Baptist Oxford has called an internal emergency due to COVID numbers.
The order says customers can wear a mask and staff can wear a mask or that a business can only employ vaccinated customers and only let in vaccinated customers.
These are the options.
Neilson department store owner Amanda Hyneman told us the decision to use the mask was a business decision rather than requiring customers to show proof of vaccination.
“I think Oxford is 50% vaccinated so we felt like we were turning away unvaccinated clients,” she said.
Ole Miss Grad student Kendall Causey told us she wasn’t sure about the new mask prescription at first.
“Well at first I thought it was unnecessary, but because people don’t get vaccinated it can be frustrating for some of them, it can be frustrating for us as students,” he said. said Causey.
A business owner who didn’t want to go in front of the camera told us he wouldn’t impose anything on staff or customers.
“We’ve actually had a positive response, we haven’t had any issues from customers, people are ready to wear their masks and want to wear their masks.” Hyneman said.
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