Tucson City Council Approves Overnight Curfew

By on December 2, 2020 0 541Views

On Tuesday, the Tucson City Council voted to implement an overnight curfew.

The curfew is set to start Friday and run until at least December and will be from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. every night.

“After consulting with public health experts and local hospitals, we have determined that additional steps are necessary to control the surge of COVID-19 cases,” said Mayor Regina Romero.

Mayor Romero also said she urges Governor Ducey to take statewide action to work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“My colleagues on the Council and I are asking each and every Tucsonan to do their part to slow the spread, especially for our family and friends working in our hospitals. We need statewide action, and I strongly urge Governor Ducey to act swiftly to protect the health of Arizonans,” Romero said in a statement Monday.

Exemptions will be made for people traveling to and from work, performing essential services, or those under additional special circumstances.