Selma mayor issues quarantine curfew overnight starting Monday

The city of Selma is under a curfew starting Monday.
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Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has signed a proclamation that issues a curfew or quarantine for the city of Selma from 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. seven days a week.

This quarantine goes into effect Monday and the proclamation says it will continue in effect until further notice.

In the proclamation, Melton says it is in the best interest of the public peace, health, and safety, and to preserve the lives of Selma residents by preventing the spread of COVID-19 that has created a humanitarian crisis of unanticipated proportion.

He also cites efforts made by the state to suspend public gatherings and close certain businesses.

The quarantine proclamation includes a list of people who are exempt from the curfew. It says failure to comply with this order is a violation of Selma Municipal Code Section 14-44.

Here is the proclamation and exceptions:

COVID-19 Quarantine Proclamation 1