Jackson mayor extends curfew in efforts to stem coronavirus spread

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mayor Lumumba has extended the city-wide curfew set to expire at midnight on Wednesday, August 19th for five additional days.  As in the previous order, the curfew prohibits a range of non-essential pedestrian and vehicular movement during the hours of midnight to 5:00 am for a period of five days.  After the five-day period, the need for a new Order of Curfew will be reviewed.

The curfew extension is part of a comprehensive effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Thanks to our vigilance, we are making progress,” said Mayor Lumumba.  “These kinds of measures are even more critical as students return to campus for the school year.”

According to the City of Jackson, the curfew 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 Order of Curfew here.

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