Tuesday, April 7, 2020

City of Louisville Passes Curfew Ordinance to Clarify Existing 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.

The City's website is http://www.cityoflouisvillems.com/