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The City of Fayetteville will have an overnight curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning Wednesday night, Mayor Mitch Colvin told WKML.

“It is important we are proactive in stopping this pandemic,” Mayor Colvin said. “We are working to closing the door on the coronavirus, the curfew is a great step in that direction.”

The mayor said the curfew will help alleviate strain on first responders and medical personnel, as the instances of COVID-19 infections increase in the community. With fewer people on the streets, there will ideally be fewer opportunities for police and emergency calls, allowing these workforces to recuperate.

More details will be released Tuesday, but Colvin said the plan will be a little more restrictive than Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order. Gov. Cooper said that municipalities can institute more restrictive policies as needed to help meet specific needs, and that whichever of the two policies is stricter would take precedence.

The mayor will be speaking on air on WKML Tuesday morning.

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