Beginning at midnight, August 6, the city of Jackson will again be under a curfew.
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba recently signed an executive order implementing the curfew, which will be in place for at least five days. Once that period is up, the city will determine if a new curfew is needed, according to the order.
Residents will be required to stay home from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., and can only travel if they have written permission from the chief of police.
Essential employees, such as fire fighters, police officers, doctors and others, must have verification or documentation of their essential status when traveling during curfew hours, the order state.
Lumumba signed the executive order on August 2. The mayor has also restricted operations at bars and nightclubs, citing the increase in coronavirus cases.
More than 1,200 new case of COVID-19 were reported on August 4, including 51 deaths, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Two of the day’s deaths occurred in Hinds County.
Meanwhile, Hinds County continues to lead the state in cases, with 5,416 infections and 112 deaths; Madison County has had 2,363 reported cases, along with 60 deaths, health department numbers show.
Click the link below to read the order.
New curfew order