Santa Rosa has declared a local emergency and instituted a citywide curfew through Thursday morning in response to incidents of violence, looting and vandalism that occurred over the weekend following peaceful protests spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The curfew is effective in city limits from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night Monday, June 1, through Thursday, June 4.
“Following the senseless tragedy in Minneapolis, I stand with our community that is outraged by police brutality against people of color. Gathering in protest to express our anger and frustration of individuals abusing power is our constitutional right,” Santa Rosa City Manager Sean McGlynn said in a press release. “However, we recognize that there was a difference the last couple nights between those that were protesting peacefully and those that clearly came out to commit acts of violence and destruction. This curfew will help us to better protect our community from those who mean to do harm.”
The curfew is mandatory and requires all people to stay home during the stated hours except for the following who are exempt:
- Law enforcement personnel, firefighting personnel, emergency health care providers and other emergency personnel deployed in the area
- Credentialed media representatives
- Individuals who are in such place for the sole purpose of traveling to and from work or to obtain medical assistance
- Persons who are experiencing homelessness who remain sheltered in place in a single location
To review and sign up for emergency notifications, visit srcity.org/KnowYourAlerts. For the latest updates on this local emergency, including road closures, how-to report a problem, and more please visit srcity.org/emergency.