NYC curfew extended through the rest of the week ... Are you exempt?

David Caplan
June 02, 2020 - 6:11 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City's curfew will be extended for the rest of the week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday morning. It will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Sunday.

All for-hire vehicle trips, such as Uber and Lyft, are being are suspended from 8 p.m. on Tuesday to 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, with service set to resume "before the overnight subway shutdown to assist essential workers getting to and from work,” the city said in a tweet. 

Cuomo's office on Monday evening noted that the following essential workers and businesses are exempt from the curfew: 

-Healthcare operations including research and laboratory services

-Infrastructure including utilities, telecommunication, airports and transportation infrastructure

-Manufacturing, including food processing and pharmaceuticals

-Essential retail including grocery stores and pharmacies

-Services including trash collection, mail, and shipping services

-News media

-Banks and related financial institutions

-Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations

-Construction

-Vendors of essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses

-Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care 

-Services needed to ensure the continuing operation of government agencies and provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public

The full text of the mayor's executive order declaring the curfew is below: 

Just hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday night's curfew -- and as widespread looting swept through the city, especially midtown Manhattan -- de Blasio said that there will be a curfew in effect for New York City on Tuesday -- but it will begin three hours earlier at 8 p.m but still last until 5 a.m.

"These protests have power and meaning," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. "But as the night wears on we are seeing groups use them to incite violence and destroy property. Our first priority is keeping people safe, so I’m extending the curfew to Tuesday. It will begin at 8pm."

"NEW: tomorrow, Tuesday 6/2, NYC will have a curfew in place beginning at 8pm (it will lift at 5am Wednesday 6/3)," de Blasio's press secretary Freddi Goldstein also tweeted late Monday night.

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