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Bay Area Curfew Rundown

Daniel Arauz
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Protesters march for George Floyd in downtown Oakland

Local curfew orders remain in effect throughout much of the Bay Area, as the region deals with the demonstrations and civil unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Alameda, Solano and Contra Costa all issued countywide orders requiring non-essential personnel to remain indoors from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alameda’s order is set to expire at 5 a.m. Friday, and Contra Costa’s order is in effect until further notice. Solano County’s order is currently set to expire Thursday morning.  However it could be extended if tonight’s activity resembles the last two nights in Vallejo, where protesters surrounded the police department and set a fire inside City Hall. 

San Mateo’s countywide curfew lasts from 8:30 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. and expires Thursday morning.

Napa, Sonoma and Santa Clara counties did not issue countywide orders, but individual cities within those counties set their own curfews.  In Napa County, only the city of American Canyon has a curfew. It lasts from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. and expires Thursday morning. In Sonoma County, the city of Windsor's curfew begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m., and will last through Friday. Santa Rosa’s curfew is from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Thursday.  

In the South Bay, Palo Alto’s curfew will last through June 11 and requires streets to be empty from 8:30 at night until 5:00 in the morning. San Jose’s curfew has the same hours but will expire Thursday morning.  The City of Santa Clara has already lifted its curfew order.

San Francisco’s curfew lasts from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. and will also expire Thursday morning.

Joshua Sirotiak is a native of Chicago and Cleveland who moved to San Francisco in 2001. He's a working tuba player, a father, and a self-proclaimed nerd who’s worked as a line cook, general contractor’s apprentice, substitute teacher, camp counselor, bar back and bouncer, and has spent nearly a decade and a half working for one upscale natural foods grocer in particular.