The Bay Area Cities Under Curfew As Protesting Continues

KCBS Radio Weekend News
May 31, 2020 - 6:57 pm

As protests demanding justice in the death of George Floyd and other black lives lost to police continue, various Bay Area cities are implementing citywide curfews.

We've put together a list of Bay Area cities with curfews. 

Last updated Thursday, June 4, 2:15 p.m.

San Francisco
San Francisco's curfew has expired and was lifted as of Thursday morning, June 4 at 5 a.m. 

It applied to retail stores and restaurants doing curbside pickup.

San Jose
San Jose's City Council has decided to end the city's curfew early. The curfew will be in effect Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. and then will expire after 5 a.m. Thursday. 

San Mateo County
The San Mateo County curfew has expired. It was effective June 2 from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on June 3, to prevent looting and unrest. Some cities had stricter policies than the county's.

Solano County
The Solano County curfew expired Thursday morning at 5 a.m. The county implemented the countywide curfew for two nights and declared a local state of emergency, and ran from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting June 2 through June 4.

The City of Vallejo has enacted a 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew indefinitely. As of June 4, it still has not been lifted.

American Canyon's curfew expired at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 4. It was enacted on Tuesday, June 2, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County officials have ended the curfew, effective 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.

Antioch has announced its own curfew, effective from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every night until June 8.

Alameda County
The Alameda County Sheriff, as well as the City of Berkeley, have lifted the curfew as of Thursday, June 4. They issued a curfew order on June 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Santa Clara
The City of Santa Clara lifted its curfew Tuesday after two nights. The curfew had been in effect from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the evening of Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1. 

The City of Sacramento has declared a local public emergency and imposed a citywide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice, effective June 1.

While people are allowed to travel to and from work during the curfew, all businesses in the city that are open to the public must close public-facing operations no later than 8:00 p.m.

Residents in unsafe circumstances--including domestic violence, fire, criminal conduct, or any other unsafe circumstance--may leave their residence.

Restrictions do not apply to law enforcement, military personnel, fire fighters, medical personnel, or members of the news media.

Santa Rosa
A citywide curfew effective within the Santa Rosa city limits has expired as of Thursday at 5 a.m. It began Monday, June 1, 2020 and was from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

San Leandro
Due to ongoing looting, the City of San Leandro has declared a state of emergency and extended a curfew through Monday, June 8th. The curfew will be in effect every evening from 6 p.m. through 5 a.m. It comes after the city implemented an immediate curfew on Sunday, May 31. All residents are directed to stay home except first responders, those seeking medical care, those traveling to and from work and anyone experiencing homelessness.

Walnut Creek
The city of Walnut Creek has established a curfew due to civil unrest in the Broadway Plaza area, effective May 31 at 6 p.m. Curfew is in place from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Monday, June 8. All businesses downtown asked to close immediately.

Due to the looting and violence that is occurring in Walnut Creek, the Town of Danville declared a State of Emergency due to civil unrest. Under that State of Emergency, police instituted a mandatory curfew at 10 p.m. Sunday, May 31 through 5 a.m Monday, June 1. The curfew has now been extended to June 4.