STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Supervisors in Oktibbeha County approved a 30-day curfew to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the Starkville Daily News, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the curfew Monday morning.
The curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., in addition to Mississippi’s stay-at-home order that is in effect.
Violators face a $1,000 fine.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said the curfew would mainly be used to address groups and people who continue to congregate after being warned by deputies, the newspaper reports.
It would also not apply to those with a legitimate reason to be out during the curfew hours, including emergency repair workers.