Dresden’s Public Closure, Curfew Extended to May 15
DRESDEN (April 14) — Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn is extending the city’s public closure and curfew through May 15.
Mayor Washburn issued the curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on March 30 to help slow the spread and flatten the curve of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
On Sunday, the mayor announced Dresden City Hall, the Harmon and Lucille McWherter Civic Center and other city buildings, and city parks (with the exception of the walking trail) are closed through May 15 and a decision will be made at that time to either revoke or extend the directive.
Other cities in Weakley County are observing Gov. Bill Lee’s stay-at-home order with all public buildings remaining closed. Only essential businesses continue to operate with limited access. Restaurants are serving take-out orders only, while grocery and department stores are limiting the number of people allowed inside these businesses at any one time, in order to maintain social distancing.
Public officials caution everyone to keep at least six feet apart and wear a mask in public to reduce the chance of inhaling the airborne virus. Even a handkerchief or homemade mask will help prevent spreading the coronavirus. Also, the public is reminded to wash their hands often.
On Monday, Gov Lee announced an extension of the stay-at-home order until April 30. He will give a more detailed update on schools on Wednesday.