Curfew tonight and safety guidance

City of Minneapolis

May 29, 2020

Curfew in begins at 8 p.m. Friday

Mayor Frey has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew:

  • Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m. - Saturday at 6 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 30 from 8 p.m. - Sunday at 6 a.m.

During curfew hours, all persons must not travel on any public street or in any public place.

Media, first responders, people traveling directly to or returning home from work, people fleeing danger or seeking care and those experiencing homelessness are among those exempt from curfew. Read the emergency order here for details.

Guidance for businesses on protecting private property

Businesses and commercial property owners have asked for guidance on protecting private property. Absent additional emergency orders, generally the City is not in the position to direct what you do with your personal private property. We do have the following suggestions:

  • Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Please consider taking measures to secure the property, such as removing cash drawers and boarding windows.
  • If you choose to stay at your business or property, please avoid confrontations. 
  • Please plan a secondary exit in the event of a confrontation and leave the area. Do not engage with anyone breaking in or threatening you. Once in a location of safety, plan to connect with loved ones.
  • Choosing to stay and defend your business property puts yourself, those you encounter, and the general public in danger.
  • Calling 911 continues to be the best way to report unlawful activity as it connects directly with dispatchers.

Supporting business owners and nonprofits on Lake Street

The Lake Street Council/Visit Lake Street are raising funds to support damaged small businesses and nonprofits. Learn more about how to help Lake Street rebuild here.

For questions, accommodations or alternative formats, please contact Neighborhood and Community Relations at 612-673-3737 or email us at People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

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