WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - Assistant Police Chief Kennedy Meaders said the Clay County Board of Supervisors extended the curfew Tuesday to help lower coronavirus and crime rates.
Meaders said they also extended the curfew because bars and restaurants were staying open past the curfew.
“We had a lot of officers out to just let them know that there is a zero tolerance for the curfew violations,” he said.
Chief Meaders said officers had to issue a lot of citations to owners and residents over the holidays. Those who are given citations must appear in court.
"Most of the time you know, you just want to get them inside the court to let them know this is not what you are supposed to do. We need you to obey rules in order so we can lower this rate up,” he said.
One change to the curfew is in the past people had to be in doors by 10 p.m. County supervisors are now giving residents an extra hour. Meaders said this gives people enough time to handle their affairs.
The curfew will continue until February 1st.