Countywide Curfew Order Due to Civil Unrest
Stay Indoors from 8pm to 5am
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a proclamation of local emergency in response to civil disturbances that have disrupted peaceful protests in the County following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. The Board also adopted an order imposing a curfew in Contra Costa County due to civil unrest to begin today at 8:00 p.m.
The curfew requires people in the County to stay indoors from 8:00 pm until 5:00 a.m. the following day, until further notice.
Supervisor Andersen and the other Supervisors expressed their strong support for the right of citizens to assemble, march and freely express their opinions. However, they do not want to see these legitimate protests hijacked by individuals using it as a shield to commit vandalism, the destruction of property, violence and theft.
The Order does not apply to peace officers, firefighters, and National Guard deployed to the area, individuals traveling to and from work, people experiencing homelessness and without access to a viable shelter, and individuals seeking medical treatment.