City-Wide Curfew to Go into Effect Today at 10 PMRelease Date: April 28, 2015
BALTIMORE, Md. (April 28, 2015) — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has instituted a city-wide curfew that will go into effect today, starting at 10:00 pm. The curfew will be in place for seven days, at which point the mayor will determine if additional days are needed.
Details of the curfew are as follows:
- The nighttime curfew applies for all citizens (with the exception of emergency personnel and those commuting to or from work for essential functions, including students traveling to or from classes).
- Non-essential business operations should be suspended from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am. This includes restaurants, entertainment venues, and bars, which should be closed during these times. Visitors and patrons should plan enough travel time before the curfew begins.
- For essential business operations, employees traveling to or from work during the curfew should have a valid picture ID (presumably a driver’s license) and a document from their employer stating their need to work during curfew hours with dates and employee hours.
- Drivers or individuals may be stopped by law enforcement and should be prepared with the information above to avoid arrest. Violation of the curfew is a misdemeanor.
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