Linden Neighborhood Conversation

Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
614.645.2425
rcdavis@columbus.gov

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
614.645.5300
mjcrabill@columbus.gov

Media Advisory
News Date: May 31, 2020

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Implements Curfew for City to Prevent Violence

After three days of escalating protests, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther signed an executive order implementing a curfew on the City of Columbus from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. This order goes into effect immediately and remains in effect until it is rescinded by the Mayor.

“I understand the anger and frustration that has led to these protests – and I share them. Racism, discrimination and injustice have led us to this moment. I want to assure our residents we are making real change and are committed to confronting racism where we see it,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “But at this moment some people are intent on causing chaos and destruction, not on creating positive change in our community and threaten to drown out the voice of demanding justice and our collective safety.”
 

In addition, Gov. Mike DeWine has activated the Ohio National Guard to help with secure perimeters around some critical infrastructure. The National Guard will take direction from Columbus Division of Police.

Exemptions from the curfew include:
  • Law enforcement, fire and medical personnel;
  • Members of the news media;
  • Individuals traveling directly to and from work;
  • Individuals seeking care, fleeing dangerous circumstances or experiencing homelessness.
Those violating the curfew will be subject to arrest.