A nighttime curfew will be enforced in Greenville’s central business district in an effort to “get out in front of” the fast-spreading COVID-19 virus, city leaders said Monday.
The 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew goes into effect Wednesday and expires in 60 days.
“What we have in front of us is an opportunity to get way out of front of this issue,” Councilman John DeWorken said before voting to enact the curfew at Monday night’s City Council meeting.
The city is also closing Falls Park after Gov. Henry McMaster announced an executive order earlier Monday allowing law enforcement to disburse any gatherings of three or more people.
The closure follows other restrictive measures, including the closing of city playgrounds, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts and the Greenville Zoo.