ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The Aberdeen police chief took to social media Wednesday warning the community his officers are enforcing Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive order.
As of Dec. 2, Aberdeen and Monroe County require masks. Reeves placed a mask mandate on Monroe County Tuesday.
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"At this particular time, people are dying, so it's time to stop being selfish and thinking about yourself," Police Chief Henry Randle said.
With Christmas inching closer, Randle said he’s aware people in the community are planning events for business and personal reasons.
However, he is warning the community to stop now.
As part of the governor’s order, social gatherings are limited to 10 individuals inside and 50 outside.
Anyone who does not follow the order faces a fine.
Randle asks businesses to enforce masks.
He added a curfew is expected to be in place from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The new curfew will only for people within the Aberdeen city limits, he added, and it does not go into effect until Monday, Dec. 7.