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Adams County extends curfew through May 30

NATCHEZ — Adams County Board of Supervisors members voted unanimously on Monday to extend the county’s temporary curfew until May 30.

The curfew, which was put into effect on March 25, is in effect from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. daily as a preventative measure against spreading COVID-19. The curfew excludes essential workers as defined under the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency guidelines.

Essential workers defined in the guidelines include:

  • Healthcare workers and caregivers
  • Mental Health and Social Service workers
  • Pharmacy employees
  • Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail sales of food and beverage products
  • Restaurant carryout and quick-serve food operations and food delivery employees
  • Farmworkers
  •  Electricity and Utility Industry Employees
  • Critical Manufacturing Employees (medical supply chains, energy, transportation, food, chemical)
  • Petroleum, Natural and Propane Gas Workers
  • Transportation and Logistic Workers
  • Communications and Information Technology Employees
  • Financial Services and Banking Industry

Adams County Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford made the recommendation to the Adams County Board of Supervisors during a regularly scheduled meeting Monday to extend the curfew until May 30.