Gulfport, Long Beach, Bay St. Louis extending citywide curfew

Gulfport mayor extends citywide curfew

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Bay Saint Louis is the latest Coast city to extend its citywide curfew.

According to their latest proclamation, the city of Bay Saint Louis will lengthen its curfew, adding an additional five days. The order will go in effect at 5 p.m. on Saturday night and will last until next Thursday.

This curfew is just an extension of the one that has been in place, restricting activity among residents and businesses.

The city of Long Beach posted the mayor’s proclamation on Facebook Thursday morning.

The City-wide curfew has been extended until further notice and is making a difference in keeping our community safe.Thank you to everyone that is helping flatten the curve. Stay safe!

Posted by City of Long Beach - Mayor's Office on Thursday, April 16, 2020

A citywide curfew put in place last month in Gulfport has also been extended.

Mayor Billy Hewes issued a supplement to his original proclamation ordering the stay-at-home order for Gulfport residents and businesses.

READ: Original Proclamation Issued by Mayor Billy Hewes

The original order went into effect on March 31, placing a curfew across the city between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. That curfew has been extended until further notice, states the proclamation.

The curfew applies to all individuals, with the exception of medical professionals and first responders. It also restricts activities and businesses allowed to stay in operation throughout the city, as well as enforces consequences for establishments that ignore social distancing protocols and allow the gathering of groups.

Additionally, the order also says residents must limit activities beyond essential needs and stay home. It also advises businesses to “open if necessary; close where possible.”

For a more detailed list of what the full proclamation entails, click HERE.

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