On May 31, 2020, Governor Ducey issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight. The curfew is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and will expire on Monday, June 8, at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended. The declaration also authorizes an expanded National Guard mobilization to protect life and property throughout the state.
The order gives law enforcement an additional tool to prevent the lawlessness seen in cities in the Valley and nationwide. Exemptions under the declaration are broad, including individuals traveling directly to and from work; attending religious services; commercial trucking and delivery services; obtaining food; caring for a family member, friend, or animal; patronizing or operating private businesses; seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances; and travel for any of the above services.
“We support Governor Ducey declaring a statewide curfew. It provides peace of mind to our residents and businesses who have witnessed the violence, property damage, vandalism, and looting that has occurred in Scottsdale and elsewhere in Arizona and the Country by those taking advantage of the pain and devastation left in the wake of the killing of George Floyd,” stated stated Mayor Ginny Dickey. “We ask that people respect the curfew in order to maintain public order and the safety of our community,” stated Mayor Dickey.
Due to the curfew, the Town of Fountain Hills will be adjusting the closing time of its parks and facilities. The Community Center and parks will officially be closed from 7 pm until 5 am starting May 31 and lasting through June 8. “While the Town Council will be holding a Council meeting on Tuesday, June 2 at 5:25 pm, the Mayor and staff will do their best to conclude the meeting well before 8 pm to ensure that attendees are in full compliance of the curfew when they leave Town Hall,” stated Town Manager Grady Miller.
Residents are encouraged to visit the town’s website at www.fh.az.gov to obtain the latest news and information about the Town of Fountain Hills.