By Anica Padilla

PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – The entire City of Pueblo will be under a 10 p.m. curfew for the next two weeks, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. There has been a spike in cases and the mayor said the curfew is necessary to keep schools and small businesses open, KKTV reported.

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The curfew will be in place every night, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It starts Friday and will be in effect through Friday, Nov. 13.

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No one is allowed on the streets during that time unless they are engaging in critical and essential activities.

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Anyone caught out after curfew, can be cited $1,000 and face up to one year in jail, KKTV reported.

Pueblo is home to approximately 168,000 people.

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Anica Padilla