BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The mayor has instituted a city-wide curfew that will go into effect Tuesday night, starting at 10 p.m.
Details of the curfew:
- The night-time curfew applies for all citizens (with exceptions of emergency personnel and those commuting to and from work for essential functions, including students traveling to/from classes)
- Non-essential business operations should be suspended from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. This includes restaurants, entertainment venues and bars, which should be closed during these times. Visitors and patrons should plan enough travel time before the curfew begins.
- For essential business operations, employees traveling to and from work during the curfew should have a valid picture ID (presumably a driver’s license) and a document from their employer stating their need to work during curfew hours with dates and employee hours.
- Drivers or individuals may be stopped by law enforcement and should be prepared with the information above to avoid arrest. Violation of the curfew is a misdemeanor.
The curfew will be in place for seven days, at which point the mayor will determine if additional days are needed.