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Tucson mayor asks council to approve curfew, urges Gov. Ducey to take further steps

Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 07:56:54-05

TUCSON, AZ — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is urging city leadership to add additional mitigation steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, including implementing a curfew as soon as Tuesday 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.

Watch the Tucson mayor's press conference below.

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.

Mayor Romero is also requesting that the Tucson City Council pass additional economic relief for workers, families, and small businesses.

In Tucson, Mayor Romero is calling for a mandatory curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. every night starting Tuesday, December 1, until at least December 22. People traveling to and from work, performing essential services, or those under additional special circumstances would be exempt.

There will be a special meeting Tuesday where Mayor Romero will ask the council to approve the curfew and additional spending to help people and businesses impacted.