By REGGIE ROSS
With the recent surge in Coronavirus numbers, the Grenada City Council implemented a 10 o’clock curfew for all citizens beginning Wednesday night.
The curfew comes in the wake of released COVID – 19 figures that show Grenada being among the leading counties in the state since the week of June 19.
Ward One City Councilman Warren Cox made the motion to implement a general curfew, and Ward Six Councilman Larry Vance seconded the motion.
According to the motion, the curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
City Attorney Mary Brown said the city council will follow up with an ordinance at Monday night’s city council meeting to enforce a penalty for those cited for curfew violation. The city council discussed a fine up to $1,000 for violators.
“We have to do what we can to slow the spread of the virus,” Cox said. “Someone’s got to make a decision on whether to send their children to school, so there has to be something put in place to slow this thing.”
According to the motion, the curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will not affect essential travelers including emergency personnel and those traveling to and from work.
“These laws will be strictly enforced and if you have teens, they need to follow this curfew,” Grenada Mayor Billy Collins said. “For those who work during those hours will not be penalized if they are coming to and from work.”