What You Need to Know About Raleigh’s Curfew

In June 2020, Web Exclusive by Lauren Kruchten

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Updated: Raleigh’s curfew has been extended until 10 p.m. for Thursday, June 4 to allow flexibility for businesses. It ends at 5 a.m. Friday morning. Raleigh’s City Council will host a virtual listening session at 7 p.m. for residents to share thoughts and concerns about the demonstrations of the past few days. Register here to speak; watch live here.

Following peaceful demonstrations that culminated in vandalism and looting in downtown Raleigh over the weekend, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin issued a State of Emergency and citywide curfew beginning June 1 at 8 p.m. and lasting until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2.

In a statement posted on the City of Raleigh government’s Instagram, Baldwin said by setting a curfew she “hopes that this will allow our community to pause, collect ourselves, begin to repair the damage and turn our focus to the important work of finding connection and commonality.”

Below, we break down the rules set in place by the curfew.

Individuals are required to remain at home, with the exception of medical emergencies.

Travel is restricted within the city limits of Raleigh.

The curfew does not apply to medical professionals, public safety workers, hospital workers, military personnel, public transportation personnel, public utilities personnel and journalists.

Violators of the curfew will be charged with a misdemeanor and heavy fine—up to 60 days in jail and $1,000.

The curfew will remain in effect each until the mayor declares it’s over.

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