Amended Declaration of a State of Emergency 6.27.20

The Mayor has issued a State of Emergency for the City of Graham initiating a citywide curfew starting at 8 p.m. effective 6.25.20 due to the potential for damage or injury, due to civil unrest. The area shall be and extend to the corporate limits of the City of Graham.

In summary…

• A curfew of 8:00pm with the exception of police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses and such other classes of persons as may be essential to the preservation of public order and immediately necessary to serve the
safety, health and welfare needs of the people within the City citizens traveling to or from places of

• A prohibition against the use of dangerous weapons and substances unless permitted or exempted by Section 2- 54(4) of the City of Graham Code of Ordinances or applicable General Statute;

• A temporary suspension of the issuance of parade and demonstration based on a clear and imminent threat to public safety.

Restricted Access: It shall be unlawful to disobey any barriers, warning signs or other structures that restrict vehicular or pedestrian travel due to road closure, detours, hazards, etc.

Furthermore, this declaration denies or restricts access to areas, streets, highways or locations within the City in which that restriction or denial of access or use is reasonably necessary to promote efforts being made to overcome the emergency or to prevent further aggravation of the emergency.

The Declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

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