Gov. Doug Ducey announces week-long state of emergency, curfew order

Gov. Doug Ducey has announced a state of emergency and statewide curfew that will begin Sunday, May 31, and last through Monday, June 8.

The curfew will take effect at 8:00 p.m. each night and will end at 5:00 a.m. the following morning. During these hours, citizens are not allowed to be “present on any public street or in any public place” and can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor if they are found to be in violation of the curfew.

Exceptions to the curfew include the following:

  • Law enforcement
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics and other medical personnel
  • National Guard members
  • Credentialed members of the media
  • Employees traveling directly to and from work
  • People attending religious services
  • Commercial truckers
  • Delivery services

Ducey’s state of emergency and curfew order follows four nights of protests against police brutality that have taken place in Phoenix following the murder of George Floyd, an African American man who was brutally suffocated by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.