Little Rock is extending its coronavirus curfew according to city officials.
Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced that the city would be extending the curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Previously, the curfew was limited to 12-5 a.m. Scott announced the original curfew on March 16, and the curfew went into effective March 18 along with the closure of city facilities.
In an address from the Robinson Center following a special city board meeting, Scott announced also the creation of a youth curfew from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Both curfews will be enforced by Little Rock police, Scott said, with citations issued for curfew breakers. However, the general curfew measure does not apply to individuals drive to and from work.
He also announced that he would be dropping a 1-cent tax increase. This tax was expected to bring in an additional $50 million in revenue for the city.