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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Emergency curfew in effect until 6 a.m.Sunday

City leaders are urging all Minneapolis residents to stay home tonight and comply with the emergency curfew that takes effect 8 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow. 

During the hours of curfew, people must not travel on any public street or in any public place.

All law enforcement, fire, medical personnel, and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Minneapolis, City of Saint Paul, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, or Minnesota National Guard, are exempt from the curfew. Individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking exempt care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness are also exempt. To request an exemption, call 311. 

Read FAQs about the curfew.  


Por orden del alcalde queda prohibido la circulación de personas en todas las calles y espacios públicos de la ciudad, durante los siguientes horarios: Viernes 29 de Mayo de las 8 pm hasta las 6 am. del Sábado 30 Sábado 30 de Mayo de las 8 pm hasta las 6 am del Domingo 31.

Las personas que no cumplan con esta medida pueden ser arrestados o recibir una multa Por favor cuida a tu familia y tu comunidad.

Protecting your commercial property

Stay inside. Experts agree this is the safest place for you. Calling 911 continues to be the best way to report unlawful activity as it connects directly with dispatchers. While there are not official City regulations for securing private property, here are some tips:

  • Secure the property, such as removing cash drawers and boarding windows. 
  • Remove flammable items such as gas and propane tanks.
  • Chain up dumpsters and drench them in water.
  • Put away and secure dumpsters and recycling carts.
  • If you choose to stay at your business or property, please avoid confrontations.  
  • Plan a secondary exit in the event of a confrontation and leave the area. Do not engage with anyone breaking in or threatening you. Plan how to connect with loved ones once in a location of safety. Choosing to stay and defend your business property puts yourself, those you encounter, and the general public in danger. 

Responding to damaged property

Owners of the damaged properties in Minneapolis can take the action to secure or remove a hazard without checking with our City’s Construction Code Services department (the code allows for emergency action to take place). In most cases, removing hazards or boarding openings will not require a permit. It is in the best interest for Minneapolis residents that the owners take the responsibility to clean up and secure their property. Owners may also hire a contractor to help safeguard a hazardous situation if they choose. 

Protecting your family and your home

Stay inside. Experts agree this is the safest place for you and your family. Calling 911 continues to be the best way to report unlawful activity as it connects directly with dispatchers. If you feel additional measures are needed to protect you, your family and your belongings following these recommendations:

  1. Lock your doors and windows. 
  2. Leave all lights on.
  3. Keep watch from the second floor of the building.
  4. Put away your trash, recycling, and organics carts, lawn bags, lawn signs and other items that are not secured.
  5. Lock up or secure your flammables such as cans or containers of gasoline, propane, kerosene, diesel fuel. It is not safe to leave flammable fluids or materials on the porch, in the yard, or in unlocked garages or sheds.
  6. Place your vehicles inside a locked garage if possible.
  7. Chain up dumpsters and drench them with water.

Find the full list of recommendations 

Stay safe Minneapolis.

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact kelly.stacken@minneapolismn.gov

People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

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