Correction: WTVA previously reported Pontotoc issued a curfew. However, there is currently no curfew in effect in Pontotoc.
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Pontotoc has issued restrictions to some businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak.
City leaders announced these changes Sunday, March 22. These changes will remain in effect until March 29.
These changes are in effect now.
Non-essential businesses must limit the number of people inside to less than 10 at one time.
Examples of Non- Essential Businesses
- Barbershops and beauty salons
- Nail salons
- Sporting goods stores
- Retail stores
Essential businesses are defined as whether they provide essential workers or products to maintain the services and functions depended on daily and that need to be able to operate resiliently during the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Examples of Essential Businesses
- Medical and health care clinics
- Gas stations
- Grocery stores
- Convenience stores
- Cleaners and laundry mats
- Discount and dollar stores
- Hardware stores
- Electrical stores
- Plumbing stores
- Auto parts stores
- Building material stores
Restaurants shall close their dining rooms and bar areas. They may continue to use the drive-thru, curbside delivery or other delivery services.
Pontotoc Mayor Bob Peeples is asking the public not to go out except when it is necessary. Police presence will increase after 8 p.m. each night.
Peeples also said if these changes affect your ability to pay your water or gas bill, you can call the city and they will help you the best they can.