Onondaga County Declares State of Emergency 8 P.M. Curfew in Effect


Proclamation of Emergency in and for Onondaga County and Local Emergency Order Establishing a Curfew Issued May 31, 2020  (CENTRO Ending Service Today at 8pm)

WHEREAS, an outbreak of civil unrest and disturbance occurred on May 30, 2020 within Onondaga County as a reaction to the death of George Floyd during his detention by the Police Department of the City of Minneapolis,Minnesota on May 25,2020; and

WHEREAS. as a reaction to the death of George Floyd, disturbances have escalated to rioting and upheaval in other areas of the country, imperiling the public health, safety and welfare, and there is danger of increased unrest and rioting within Onondaga County; and

WHEREAS, on May 30, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Syracuse declared a State of Emergency and established a curfew within the City limits.

NOW, THEREFORE, as Onondaga County Executive, by the authority vested in me by the Onondaga County Charter and Administrative Code and applicable laws, and pursuant to Section 24 of Article 2-B of the New York State Executive Law, it is hereby determined that the current civil disturbances and reasonable apprehension of further civil unrest is an immediate and imminent threat to the public safety and to the ability of to maintain law and order, such that a Proclamation of Emergency is declared within the territorial limits of Onondaga County; and This Proclamation of Emergency is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for thirty (30) days through June 30.2020, unless earlier terminated or extended by subsequent act of the Onondaga County Executive.

EMERGENCY ORDER REGARDING CURFEW

Pursuant to this Proclamation of Emergency, to protect life and property and to bring the emergency situation into control, a curfew is established, effective immediately. prohibiting all persons from remaining in any public place during the hours of 8:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m., which shall include a prohibition on pedestrian and vehicular
movement into or within the County or any area of the County. This curfew shall not apply to individuals providing essential emergency services such as fire, police, law enforcement, ambulance, and/or hospital services Including transportation of patients, utility emergency repairs, and emergency calls by physicians. Further, this curfew shall
not apply to persons travelling to and from places of employment. This curfew is intended to prohibit the presence of persons on public streets and public places.

This Curfew shall remain in effect for five days through June 5, 2020 as provided for by law, unless earlier terminated or extended by subsequent act of the Onondaga County Executive.

This Proclamation and Emergency Order are issued to safeguard and protect the public health and welfare and to assist in the emergency response.