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[WATCH] Council vote allows SPD Chief to implement curfew if he ‘determines that a curfew is needed’

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council voted to allow its police chief to set a city-wide curfew if it is determined necessary at today’s council meeting.

It is important to understand that the vote, which unanimously passed, does not create a curfew, and one is not foreseen. It simply allows local police to implement a curfew if COVID-19 conditions worsen.

Many cities in Alabama are enforcing a curfew including the state capital.

The item on the agenda read, “Action that is necessary to adopt ordinance authorizing implementation of a curfew in the event conditions become such that the Police Chief determines that a curfew is needed to protect citizens and to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 virus and to outline the terms of such curfew.”

Following the vote, SPD Chief Kelley Johnson told SylacaugaNews.com he does not ever plan on implementing a curfew in Sylacauga. “I don’t plan on creating a curfew, and, with the way things are going, I don’t think I would ever have to,” he said.

Watch the council work session and meeting below:

The curfew, if ever implemented, will begin at 10:00 p.m. and last until 5:00 a.m. The ordinance says people shall remain in their places of residence between those hours.

The ordinance makes exceptions for:

  • First responders
  • Public safety or emergency services
  • Employees of utilities
  • Persons seeking essential services such as medical treatment
  • Persons restocking businesses in order to provide essential services
  • People employed by the government
  • Media members
  • Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, health care services
  • People experiencing homelessness

Breaking the potential curfew would be a $500 fine and up to 180 days in jail.


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