Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Enforcement of City Curfew and State Order 1466

For those establishments and individuals choosing to further the spread of the virus by ignoring social distancing protocols and allowing the gathering of groups, whether a violation of the curfew ordinance or the State of Mississippi Executive Order 1466, the City is instituting a new warning and citation policy. Police Officers have been authorized to issue warning notices to operations in violation of crowd density and social distancing restrictions. Those establishments issued a warning will be posted on the city of Louisville's website. Police officers are authorized to issue citations, that include a fine up to $300 and/or jail time, up to six months for each offense. First offense shall be for the on-premises manager or supervisor. Second offense violations shall apply to the managers, supervisors, property owners, head of household, and all patrons on the premises. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Click here to view Curfew Ordinance, Shelter in Place Resolution & Safer at Home Order

Issued on April 7th, 2020. These orders can be seen and downloaded on our homepage as well:

City Approves Curfew

In a regular board meeting tonight, City of Louisville officials passed a curfew ordinance to support and clarify the similar ordinance approved on Monday by the Winston County Supervisors. The County ordinance establishes a curfew between the hours of 9:00 pm and 6:00 am. The County order included the City of Louisville.

To clarify and to provide Louisville Police Department with full authority to enforce the curfew, the City passed their own curfew ordinance.  Curfew hours in the City and County remain from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am. The curfew will remain in effect as long as the Governor's "Shelter in Place" order (1466) is in place. Currently that order remains in effect till April 20th but is subject to extension.

Violators will be subject to a fine up to $300 and possible jail time.

The ordinance will be available on the City's website, either later tonight or tomorrow.

In other action, the City also passed a resolution providing clarification to local businesses as to status as an "essential" business and to limit the number of customers inside larger retailers. The resolution sets a limit less than or equal to 10% of the allowed occupancy of the store (not including store personnel). The Louisville Fire Department will be working with these businesses to establish and enforce these limits. This resolution will also remain in effect following the timeline of the Governor's order.

Businesses that consistently violate the terms of the resolution will be subject to fines. This resolution will also be on the City's website when available.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Winston County Sets Curfew

The Winston County Board of Supervisors took action today to battle the spread of COVID-19 in Winston County. The Board imposed a curfew for the entire county effective at 9:00 pm on Monday.
The curfew limits all non-essential travel in the county between the hours of 9:00 pm and 6:00 am.

The curfew will remain in effect as long as the state and county are under a state of emergency or until the Board deems other action necessary.

Residents are required to remain in their homes or place of business during the curfew hours. Violators will be subject to a fine up to $500. Local law enforcement will enforce and serve citations if necessary.

Residents who must travel to and from work within the curfew hours are exempt. The curfew ordinance was passed unanimously.

 The full ordinance can be found below: