Gov. Doug Ducey on Sunday instituted a statewide curfew for the next week, following violent looting in Scottsdale on Saturday night.
The curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., and expires at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 8.
Exemptions are in place for certain essential functions, including travel to and from work, obtaining food, and caring for family members or friends. Law enforcement and first responders are also exempted from the order.
Anyone deemed to be violating the order is subject to a class one misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500.
See the complete rules of the order below.
- 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 purpose 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.
- For purposes of this order, “travel” includes, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit, or any other mode of transporting a person from one location to another.
- For purposes of this order, “public place” means any place, whether on privately or publicly owned property, accessible to the general public, including but not limited to public streets and roads, alleys, highways, driveways, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots, and unsupervised property.
- For purposes of this order, “exempt care” means necessary medical services for an individual’s self or family member.
- Violation of this order is a Class 1 misdemeanor pursuant to A.R.S. § 26-317 and is punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a fine of $2500 in addition to any other violation under Title 13.
2. Direct that the State of Arizona Emergency Response and Recovery Plan be used, and the Division of Emergency Management to be engaged, as necessary or requested, to assist in managing the emergency.
3. Authorize the Adjutant General to mobilize and call to activate all or such part of the Arizona National Guard as is determined necessary to assist in the protection of life and property throughout the State.
4. Direct that the sum of $200,000 from the General Fund be made available to the Director of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management to be expended in accordance with A.R.S. § 35-192, A.A.C. R8-2-301 to 321, and Executive Order 79-4.
Protests continue across the country after former Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin took the life of unarmed African American, George Floyd. Some are taking these protests as an opportunity to loot businesses and riot.