In anticipation of an influx of riots and looting to expand throughout the Bay, San Mateo County has announced a mandatory countywide curfew from 8:30 pm to 5:00 am, effective immediately, and lasting for the next two days. 

The countywide curfew acts as a baseline, offering individual cities and regions within the county to implement stricter curfew regulations. The curfew will be in effect from June second through third, and has various exceptions. Exceptions to the curfew include officers and military personnel positioned within the county to maintain order, essential workers commuting to and from work (although workplaces are unable to remain operational during the hours of the curfew), those who require medical assistance, approved members of the media, and the homeless unable to abide by the curfew. According to the official announcement of the San Mateo County, Sheriff Carlos Bolanos maintains his support of peaceful protest (while adhering to curfew), and says “These are voices that deserve to be heard, and we will do all we can to ensure they are not drowned out by the unacceptable actions of others.” 

 

The county’s announcement can be found through the following link: https://cmo.smcgov.org/press-release/june-2-2020-county-san-mateo-imposes-830-pm-curfew-tonight-tomorrow-protect-residents

Brynn Baker

Brynn Baker is a junior and second-year journalist with the Chronicle. She looks forward to covering issues that are relevant to both her local community as well as the larger, national scale.

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