Retail stores across north Mississippi open their doors

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) – Retail stores across north Mississippi opened up their doors on Monday for the first time since Gov. Tate Reeves’ order to shut down non-essential businesses.

Shoppers are taking advantage of the governor’s “safer-at-home” order that allows some non-essential businesses to open.

Robin Bounds is the owner of Robin’s Unique Boutique. She closed her store when Reeves issued the first “shelter-in-place”  order back on April 3. 

Employees started prepping to reopen last week. A company came in and professionally cleaned the store.

Employees also installed a sanitation station for customers to clean their hands before shopping. Employees also wipe down the store with Clorox wipes every hour.

“Knowing that I can trust them to keep everything clean in here. I know I’m in no harms way. So, I’m excited to be able to come out and do something,” said Kim Holley.

Holley is a frequent visitor to the boutique. She ordered online and did curbside pickup when the store closed.

Bounds said the biggest thing is making sure her customers say safe.