COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus' mayor renewed the city’s general curfew to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The city first implemented the curfew on March 21. The curfew prohibits non-essential travel by people older than 18 years from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
According to state law, the renewal will continue every five days.
Mayor Robert Smith signed the renewal Thursday, March 26. So, the curfew continues until it expires at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 30, unless the city lifts it or renews it again.
Anyone caught violating the curfew faces a fine of no more than $300 or six months in jail or both.
Also on March 21, the city placed restrictions on businesses and gatherings. Those restrictions are still in effect and will remain so until further notice.
There are nine cases of the coronavirus in Lowndes County as of Friday morning, March 27.