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Now, Therefore, I, Andrew Ginther, Mayor of the City of Columbus, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Ohio Constitution, the Charter of the City of Columbus, and Sections 123.01 and 123.02 of the Columbus City Code, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists in the City of Columbus and order and direct:
- A curfew shall be imposed in all public places within the City of Columbus, including streets and sidewalks, from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020 until the Mayor declares the mergency to be over and/or this order is otherwise rescinded.
- During the hours of curfew, persons must not travel upon any public street, sidewalk, or public place.
- All law enforcement, fire, and medical personnel and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Columbus and State of Ohio, are exempt.
- Individuals traveling directly between their place of work and their residence, seeking medical care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness are also exempt.
- For the purposes of this emergency declaration, "travel" includes, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit, or any othe rmode of transporting a person from one location to another.
- For purposes of this emergency regulation, "public place" means any place, whether on privately or publicly owned property, that is open and accessible to the general public, including but not limited to; public streets ,roads, alleys, highways, driveways, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots and unsupervised property.
- A person in violation of this emergency regulation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and/or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
This order shall be in full force and effect after my signature is affixed to this document.
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