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Tucson City Council approves overnight curfew to begin Friday

Posted at 6:27 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 00:20:23-05

TUCSON, AZ — The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to implement an overnight curfew starting Friday, until at least December 23.

The curfew will last 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. Governor Ducey has not had a public briefing regarding COVID-19 since November 17.

"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.

People traveling to and from work, performing essential services, or those under additional special circumstances are exempt from the curfew.