West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon posted a Facebook video yesterday urging residents to comply with social distancing. The city is across the river from a coronavirus hotspot and some people apparently aren’t taking the threat seriously.
Toward the end of the video, beginning around 14:40, McClendon discusses the city’s 9 p.m. curfew for all but those working or with medical emergencies. It’s serious, he said, and declared:
With all emotion and no disrespect: stay your ass at home. I can’t make it any more blunter than that.
Hat tip to Jonesboro radio man Trey Stafford for the clip that pointed me to the mayor’s talk.
— Trey Stafford (@Trey1049) April 15, 2020