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A nighttime curfew is imposed in all public places within the City of Pueblo, including streets and public rights-of-way, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following day starting October 30 through November 27, 2020.
During the hours of curfew, all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling, or being present on any public street or in any public place, including for the purpose of travel, with the following exceptions:
In the month of October, Pueblo has seen an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, posing a dangerous risk to hospital capacity threatening additional restrictions by the State of Colorado that would severely impact the local economy.
Mayor Gradisar issued a curfew to reduce social interactions for a two-week period in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus in the community.
If case counts don’t stabilize or lower, Pueblo could be placed at “Level 3” or “Stay-at-home” on Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Dial.
No, the curfew does not shut a business.
Yes, seeking medical care is considered essential.
No, the curfew order does not close restaurants and it doesn’t change capacity rules. However, bars and restaurants must adhere to all public health orders.
No. They are considered essential services.
The penalty is a class one municipal offense and may incur a fine up to $1000 and put in jail for a year.
Roads are open to emergency services and critical needs. Travel on Interstate 25, Highway 50, and other major thoroughfares are not impacted.
No, going to and from work is considered essential.
On October 29, 2020 Mayor Nick Grasisar took two executive actions to address the rise in cases of COVID-19.
On October 29, 2020, Mayor Nick Gradisar issued a Declaration of Civil Emergency due the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic resulting in the COVID-19 Disease.
On October 29, 2020. Mayor Nick Gradisar issued an Emergency Curfew starting October 30, 2020, through 5 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, unless it is rescinded or extended by an additional two weeks.
On November 12, 2020, Mayor Nick Gradisar extended the Emergency Curfew through Friday, November 27, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.
Pueblo Municipal Code Section 11-5-4 gives the Mayor the authority to institute a curfew when there is a declared civil emergency. Mayor Gradisar declared a civil emergency on October 29, 2020.
The curfew is for the City of Pueblo, inside city limits.
Yes. The curfew is in effect through Friday, November 27, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.