WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon wants residents to take local and federal social distancing guidelines more seriously.
McClendon had a blunt message for residents not following the coronavirus guidelines.
“If you aren’t doing any of the essential things that are necessary for our city that you need to do … with no disrespect, stay your a** at home,” McClendon said in a video release.
The statement has gotten McClendon some national attention.
He wants West Memphis residents to practice social distancing, even though the state of Arkansas is not under a Stay at Home order.
Crittenden County has more than 120 coronavirus cases, and McClendon said it is is the second-fastest growing number in the state.
McClendon’s video message was released Tuesday evening. He followed the call to action with a curfew for West Memphis from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.