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Citywide Curfew at 8 pm to Ensure Public Safety Inbox

Release Date: 2020-05-31

America with all of our diversity has a dark and long history with race—and Long Beach has not been exempt from this. Over the last several days and after nearly three months of battling COVID-19 as a nation, we are seeing civil unrest and protests.

To ensure public safety a curfew will be in place citywide starting at 8 p.m. tonight and lasting through 5 a.m. Monday morning. Everyone in Long Beach should remain inside this evening, with the exception of first responders, people going to and from work, and anyone seeking or giving emergency care.

Over the next few days, we are expecting to see actions and demonstrations in Long Beach and for those who are choosing to participate, it is vital you exercise your First Amendment rights safely and without harm to life or property. Take care of each other and our community.

Long Beach prides itself in its diversity and long march towards justice. We can do better—and we will.

Thank you and stay safe,

Mayor Robert Garcia