Masks and curfew coming to Jackson as Lumumba reluctantly opens city

By Aaron Rice
May 12, 2020

Saying for the second time that he is only allowing Jackson businesses to reopen because of an earlier order from Gov. Tate Reeves opening the state, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced today that Jackson businesses can reopen Saturday, not Friday as originally stated. 

And he may again close businesses if cases surge. 

Among the regulations, the same social distancing orders that are in place statewide will also be in place in Jackson, along with the same sanitary guidelines.

But Lumumba is adding a curfew to the city, something that has been popular with a few other mayors across the state. In Jackson, all bars and restaurants must close by 10 p.m. and everyone must be home by 11 p.m. They can then leave their house at 5 a.m. the next morning. 

And all residents will be required to wear a mask when in public. 


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