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City of San Antonio issues temporary curfew for downtown business district and Alamo Plaza

Published on Sunday, May 31, 2020

City of San Antonio issues temporary curfew for downtown business district and Alamo Plaza

Alamo Plaza closed to the public beginning at 6 p.m.; the rest of the downtown business district will close beginning at 10 p.m.

CONTACT: Laura Mayes, (210) 207-1337
laura.mayes@sanantonio.gov
 
SAPD: Officer Doug Greene, 210-207-7579

 

SAN ANTONIO (May 31, 2020) — Today, Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued an updated local disaster declaration and temporary curfew for the downtown business district.
 
To facilitate orderly transition into the temporary curfew, Alamo Plaza will be closed to the public beginning at 6 p.m. today, Sunday May 31, 2020. The temporary curfew is effective for the rest of the downtown business district from 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020 until 6 a.m. on Monday June 1, 2020.
 
During the hours of the temporary curfew all persons must not travel on any public street or in any public place within the designated area of San Antonio’s Downtown Business District. Travel is defined without limitation as travel on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile or any other mode of transporting a person from one location to another.
 
A public place is defined as any place, privately or publicly owned that is accessible to the general public, including but not limited to public streets and roads, alleys, highways, driveways, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots, parking lots and unsupervised property.
 
A violation of the temporary curfew is a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 180 days in jail.
 
The map below indicates the boundaries of the downtown business district:

curfew map
 
 
EXEMPTIONS:
 
All law enforcement, fire, medical personnel and members of the news media, as well as other designated persons authorized by the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County or State of Texas are exempt from the temporary curfew. 
 
Individuals traveling to and from work or to and from their residences, seeking medical attention or engaging in exempt activities, fleeing dangerous situations, or experiencing homelessness are also exempt.
 
A signed copy of the declaration is attached.

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