May 31, 2020

WHEREAS, On May 31, 2020, I, London N. Breed, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, declared a Local State of Emergency pursuant to California Government Code Sections 8550 et seq., San Francisco Charter Section 3.100(14), and Chapter 7 of the San Francisco Administrative Code; and

WHEREAS, Conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property have arisen within the City and County, arising from unrest and violence in San Francisco and other cities in the Bay Area and around the country in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd; and

WHEREAS, On the night of May 30, 2020, before the issuance of the declaration of Local Emergency, thousands of people in San Francisco protested peacefully and lawfully, but a significant number of people engaged in criminal behavior, including violence, vandalism, looting of businesses, arson, and failure to follow lawful dispersal orders; and

WHEREAS, These conditions make the unrestricted presence of persons on City streets and sidewalks after 8:00 p.m. dangerous to both them and the public safety,


Pursuant to the authorities cited above and Government Code Section 8634, I hereby declare the following Order necessary for the protection of life and property:

No person, except as set forth below, shall be on any public street, sidewalk, plaza, park, other public property, or unimproved private property within the boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day, beginning at 8:00 p.m. on May 31, 2020, until the termination of this Order.

This Order shall not apply to: (1) peace officers, firefighters, other City and County employees engaged in authorized emergency operations, members of the National Guard, or any other responding military personnel deployed to the City and County; (2) individuals who can establish to the satisfaction of a peace officer that they are in such place for the sole purpose of traveling to a home or workplace or to obtain medical assistance; (3) authorized representatives of any news service, newspaper, radio or television station or network, or other media organization; or (4) people experiencing homelessness.

Violation of this curfew is a misdemeanor under California Government Code Section 8665 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 7.17, and violators may be subject to immediate arrest. 

This Order shall remain in effect until such time as the Declaration of Local Emergency is terminated, or sooner at the direction of the Mayor.

DATED:  May 31, 2020