Due to the rioting in the city on Monday, the mayor of Baltimore is imposing a citywide curfew that will go into effect starting Tuesday at 10 p.m. Here are five things you need to know:
1) 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The curfew applies to all people during this time, with a few exceptions (see below). The city already has a curfew for children younger than 14 years old. They are required to be inside by 9 p.m. on school nights.
The curfew will last until May 4 and can be rescinded or extended by the mayor if needed.
2) Curfew exceptions
The city says the following people are exempt from curfew:
- Emergency personnel
- Those who work in federal, state and local law enforcement
- Those who work in legislative offices and their aides
- People commuting to and from work for essential functions
- Students traveling to and from class
- People suffering a health emergency traveling to a health care facility
- Those traveling through the city on I-95 and not driving into the city
Those traveling to work will need to provide a valid picture ID, such as a driver's license, and a document from their employer stating that employee's need to work during curfew hours.
3) Restaurants, bar and entertainment venues will be closed during curfew
Don't expect to be able to get that late night drink or bite to eat. The city says non-essential businesses should be closed during curfew hours.
4) Additional curfew for minors
During non-curfew hours between 5:01 a.m. and 9:59 p.m., juveniles are not allowed to be in a public place except when they are accompanied by their parent, when it is necessary for them to travel to and from school, or "going to or returning from an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the City of Baltimore, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor."
5) Violators subject to arrest
Violation of the curfew is a misdemeanor crime and you can be arrested.
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