Lake Providence to enforce curfew to slow spread of Covid and juvenile violence

Mayor Bell hopes to enforce curfew as soon as possible
Published: Dec. 14, 2020 at 7:32 PM CST
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Lake Providence, La. (KNOE) - In an executive proclamation from the mayor, the town of Lake Providence will soon be under a new curfew.

From the Desk of Mayor Bell:

“Due to the spread of COVID-19 VIRUS and VIOLENT CRIME, the Town of Lake Providence will enact a curfew beginning on, December 14, 2020.

The curfew for youth under the age of 21 will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily until further notice. Youth should not be walking, biking, or standing in/on a public roadway, sidewalk, or business. If youth work or practice sports beyond 6:00 p.m, an adult should drive them home.

The curfew for adults 21 years and older will be from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily until further notice. Those who work nights and shifts end beyond 8:00 p.m. - travel to your homes in some type of vehicle is permitted.

It is absolutely prohibited for individuals to just sit inside of parked cars - anywhere - during and after the curfew hours. Officers should apply good judgment concerning violations.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!”

Mayor Bell

The curfew was originally supposed to go into effect on Monday, but the mayor has decided to further consult with the police chief and other city officials on the curfew’s specifics to be better accommodate working adults and children participating in after-school activities. The mayor hopes that the curfew in addition to more supervision from parents and guardians will ease the spur of youth violence.

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