CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WTVA) - Calhoun City has issued a curfew as the state and nation combat the coronavirus.
The curfew is from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., Mayor Amye Hill confirmed Tuesday. Only essential workers need to be out during this time. Everyone else should be at home.
The town issued an executive order on March 23. It went into effect at 12 a.m. on March 24 and continues to 11:59 p.m. on April 23.
Non-essential businesses are not allowed to have more than 10 people inside at one time. Examples of non-essential businesses include barbershops and beauty salons, nail salons, sporting goods stores, retail stores, and gyms.
Examples of essential businesses include medical and health care clinics, gas stations, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, cleaners and laundry mates, discount and dollar stores, banks, hardware stores, electrical stores, plumbing stores, auto parts stores, building material stores, and daycares.
Restaurants must close their dining room areas. They can continue to use drive-thru, curbside, delivery, or other delivery services.
Residents are urged to stay home except when it is necessary to be out.