Curfew and shelter-in-place implemented in the City of Moss Point
Following a meeting with the Board of Alderman on Friday, the City of Moss Point has issued a curfew and shelter-in-place order that is now in effect.
Mayor Mario King says the city-wide curfew runs from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week unless traveling to and from work. Violation of this curfew may result in a fine or citation.
The shelter-in-place order is 24/7 and means people should not leave their homes unless they are conducting essential business such as getting groceries or seeking medical attention.
Mayor King says these measures will be revisited on April 19th and are designed to put public safety first. “Our goal is to protect and serve our citizens and do what we were elected to do. That might not always be what people want us to do, but it’s what we were elected to do. So I have to make sure that I’m always putting the citizens interests before any other interests rather it be economic interests, rather it be business interests, or rather it be personal interests.”
More information on the curfew and COVID-19 can be found at the city’s website at cityofmosspoint.org.