Mayor extends curfew for Jackson residents

Mayor extends curfew for Jackson residents
The curfew is in place for at least five days, at which time the city leaders will review if an extension is needed. (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The City of Jackson will continue a curfew that has been put in place during the ongoing pandemic.

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba installed a curfew between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. as businesses in the city reopen.

The curfew will be extended for five days.

Lumumba said the curfew was not previously needed because of the stay-at-home order. Now that it’s been lifted, he’s put the curfew in place for added caution as the city reopens.

Movements exempt from the curfew include:

  • Commuting to and from an essential place of employment
  • Fire, police, emergency and hospital services
  • Medical patients
  • Utility repairs
  • State and local government employees providing services
  • Emergency calls by physicians

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