Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Osceola County enacted a curfew Friday that could slap violators with a citation or even land them in jail.
Unless you are working or you are essential personnel, such as medical and government personnel, you must be off the streets between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. until further notice.
The curfew was approved by the Executive Police Group, which consists of the mayors of St. Cloud and Kissimmee, the County Commission chair, the School Board superintendent, the Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson and others.
"We made some tough decisions in order to take care of the community," said Osceola County Chairwoman Viviana Janer.
Sheriff Russ Gibson gave a stern warning.
"Deputies and police officers will have the option should they come across violators to either cite them with the county ordinances that we have or they can be arrested on site," he said. "We don't want to do any of those things. We want you to adhere to the curfew for your own protection and the protection of others."