Earlier today Governor Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency and imposed a Statewide curfew beginning today. The curfew is a direct response to the recent unrest throughout that State that has led to looting and other property damage. Importantly, the curfew is narrowly tailored so that businesses may continue operating and customers may continue to access those businesses during the curfew.
The curfew, which begins tonight, will be in place between the hours of 8:00PM and 5:00AM until Monday, June 8. Specifically the order states the following:
During the hours of curfew, all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling or being present on any public street or in any public place, including for the purposes of travel, with the following exemptions:
All law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics or other medical personnel, National Guard, as well as any other emergency response personnel authorized by the State of Arizona, and credentialed members of the media.
Individuals traveling directly to and from work; attending religious services; commercial trucking and delivery services; obtaining food; caring for a family member, friend, or animal; patronizing or operating private businesses; seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances; and travel for any of the above services.
The exemptions allow for restaurants to continue to operate during the curfew hours and for patrons to access those restaurants. Additionally, your employees are still allowed to travel to and from work during these hours.
We will continue to monitor the situation and issue further updates as information becomes available.