TO THE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
WHEREAS, under the provisions of Miss. Code Ann. Section 3-3-7, Independence Day, the fourth day of July, is declared a legal holiday in the State of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, July 4, 2020, falls on a Saturday; and
WHEREAS, during the Fourth of July holiday, many state employees will spend time with their families in Mississippi and in other states;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tate Reeves, Governor of the State of Mississippi, pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Constitution of the State of Mississippi and applicable statutes of the State of Mississippi, do hereby authorize executive officers of all state agencies, in their discretion after considering the interests of the people oif the State of Mississippi and the staffing needs of their respective agencies, to close all offices of the State of Mississippi on Friday, July 3, 2020, in further observance of Independence Day. This authorization shall be in lieu of any discretionary authority granted executive officers for state holidays falling on a Saturday.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Jackson, on the 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord, two thousand and twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and forty-fourth.