Jackson Mayor issues curfew after spike in coronavirus cases

Jackson Mayor issues curfew after spike in coronavirus cases
Chokwe A. Lumumba (Source: The City of jackson)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba will enforce a city-wide curfew beginning at midnight on August 6th.

He says this curfew is being enforced to stem the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

The curfew prohibits non-essential travel from the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. for a period of five days. After the five-day period, the need for a new Order of Curfew will be reviewed.

“We know that staying home and physical distancing are important ways to keep each other safe,” said Mayor Lumumba. “We also understand that staying in can be challenging, which is why we are encouraging residents to use the Warmline and other mental health supports during these trying times. We will get through this together.”

The Executive Order also requires essential businesses or operations located within the City of Jackson to provide essential employees – upon request - documentation or verification of their essential status and necessity for travel during the curfew hours.

You can read the Executive Order here.

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