Oktibbeha County will now be under a curfew for the next 30 days following a unanimous vote in favor of the measure by the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday Morning.

The board approved a curfew running from 10 p.m. — 5 a.m., in addition to the shelter-in-place restrictions the entire state of Mississippi remains under in response to the continuing COVID-19 threat. The penalty for breaking the curfew will be a $1,000 fine.

However, Sheriff Steve Gladney said the curfew would mainly be used to address groups and people who continue to congregate after being warned by deputies.

It would also not apply to those with a legitimate reason to be out during the curfew hours, including emergency repair workers.

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