on June 2, 2020 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, Clean and Safe
June 2, 2020 – Today, the City of Dallas expanded the zone in which there is a curfew from 7:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Please see additional information released May 31, from the City of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department:
- Mayor Johnson has signed an emergency declaration giving City Manager Broadnax & Chief Hall authority to institute a curfew from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The boundaries are Oak Lawn to the north, Riverfront to the west, Corinth to the south, and Peak to the east including Downtown, Deep Ellum, the Farmers Market, Cedars, Uptown, and Victory Park. The expanded area now includes Trinity Groves and West Village. City of Dallas is working with organizations and partners in these areas to communicate with their residents, businesses, and other stakeholders. DPD has further asked to stress situational awareness and honoring the curfew, particularly allowing employees who are working Downtown ample time to leave before 7:00 p.m.
- The City of Dallas and DPD continue to respect and protect the rights of peaceful protesters gathering within our city. DPD will have a presence protecting peaceful protesters, residents, and business owners, patrons, and employees; managing traffic; and vigilantly looking to remove or control bricks or anything else which may be used to harm people, vandalize or destroy property, or aid in other criminal mischief.
- If you observe concerning activity, particularly if it is not a part of scheduled demonstrations, citizens are asked to use the iWatch app to provide images and video directly to law enforcement. Business owners and residents are strongly urged not to take matters in to their own hands and to call 9-1-1 if they continue to see violence, destruction of personal property, vandalism, or other criminal mischief.
- City of Dallas and DPD encourages all residents and visitors to be mindful of the curfew and comply to ensure we may continue to keep residents, business owners & employees, peaceful demonstrators, and first responders safe. Residents or employees who live or work in the curfew area should be prepared to show proof of residency or work credentials if they need to travel in or out of the area while curfew is in effect.
- Gov. Abbott has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Texas, activating the National Guard. Between 120 and 150 National Guard officers in Grand Prairie are available if needed.
- We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dallas residents are safest at home and urged to continue exercising personal responsibility and practicing safe social distancing.
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