STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Oktibbeha County supervisors extended the county-wide curfew during Monday’s board meeting and reinstated the county’s mask mandate.
The Board of Supervisors passed the mask mandate with a 3-2 vote.
Supervisors approved the curfew, which is from midnight to 4 a.m. The curfew aims to limit parties and large social gatherings.
District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said the decision to double-down on protection comes as the holiday season approaches.
"People from surrounding counties that have curfews can come and go here because we've got one,” he said. “And I think if we lift ours, and they keep theirs, it is going to have an influence on people.”
The curfew applies strictly to Oktibbeha County and does not apply to the City of Starkville, which is already under a separate, continuous mask mandate.