The city of Jackson will now be reviewing its curfew every five days. The order, which prohibits travel from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., is currently in effect until May 26.
Under the measure, all pedestrian travel is prohibited except for those coming and going to essential businesses or those who are seeking essential services, such as medical care.
The order allows essential employees to be out during the curfew hours, and requires employers to provide those workers with documentation verifying their essential status and necessity for travel.
Essential employees include police officers, firefighters, healthcare workers, grocery store employees, journalists and others. Definitions of essential workers were spelled out in the mayor’s previous stay at home order issued in April.
Other individuals out after hours must have written permission from the chief of police, the order states.
Violations of the rules will be considered misdemeanors
The curfew has to be reviewed every five days, upon the recommendation of the city attorney, according to city spokeswoman Meagan Gosa.
Click here to read a copy of the measure: https://www.northsidesun.com/sites/default/files/2020-05/New%20Order%20of%20Curfew.pdf