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Greenville imposes COVID-19 curfew until further notice

The spread of COVID-19 has continued statewide over the last two and a half weeks and shows no signs of slowing down.

As of 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, there have been 1,202 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 17 related deaths statewide. Fortunately, Butler County still only has one confirmed case of the deadly disease and City of Greenville officials hope to keep those numbers down by implementing a city-wide curfew beginning at 10 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 3.

City Clerk Dee Blackmon released the following statement at 2:34 p.m. Thursday:

“Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, the Greenville City Council has imposed a curfew for the City of Greenville to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases,” the statement read. “Resolution 2020-10 establishes a city-wide curfew beginning Friday, April 3, 2020, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., seven days a week until further notice. Failure to comply with this order is punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and/or jail time.”

To read the entire ordinance, which lists exceptions to the city-wide curfew, click HERE.