Pueblo’s 2-week curfew underway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night until Nov. 13

Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 10:17 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - In an effort to slow the COVID-19 spread in Pueblo, Mayor Nicholas Gradisar has announced a two-week curfew for the city starting Friday night. The announcement was made on Wednesday.

The hours of the curfew are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Nov. 13.

This means no one is allowed on the streets during these hours unless they are engaging in critical and essential activities.

Gradisar says this move is necessary to keep schools and small businesses open. Gradisar told 11 News the reasoning for this curfew is to limit the spread of the virus between strangers who may be out at restaurants, bars, and other events later into the night.

“Well, most people are going to have their business done by 10 p.m. The largest group of people when you look at the state statistics that are catching the virus or that 20 to 40-year range that maybe you’re out partying between those hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. So it’s sort of saying, ‘Hey, you can’t do that for two weeks.’ We’re going to try to control that a little bit and decrease that mobility and decrease that interaction between unrelated people," he told 11 News.

The mayor says if you are out after curfew, you will be cited $1,000 or face up to one year in jail.

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