PHILADELPHIA – In advance of today’s planned demonstrations, the City has released the following information and updates.
CURFEW: The City announced there will be no citywide curfew this evening, Monday, June 8.
TRAFFIC: There are currently no vehicular traffic restrictions or street closures in Center City. Residents should follow OEM on Twitter for any additional updates.
MASKS: The Department of Public Health recommends that everyone wear a mask when in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR PROTESTERS: Because of the large number of people that have participated in protest activities in Philadelphia, the Department of Public Health believes that there may be an increased likelihood that participants may have been exposed to COVID-19. Those who were at or near a protest—even if they wore a mask—should follow these recommendations to combat the spread of the virus:
- Monitor for symptoms like new-onset fever, cough, or shortness of breath for 14 days.
- Try to stay away from other people for 14 days; if you can’t stay at home, be sure to wear a mask properly and try to stay at least six feet from others.
- Get tested for COVID-19 seven days after having been in a crowd; those seeking testing do NOT need to identify that they were at a protest but instead should say they were near someone who may have had COVID-19.
LIGHT UP BOATHOUSE ROW: Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row will light up tonight in gold in remembrance of George Floyd, whose final interment will take place in Houston on Tuesday. During Sunday’s U.S. Conference of Mayors update call, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner asked mayors across the country to honor Floyd with a light display. Floyd was a graduate of Jack Yates High School in Houston, whose colors are crimson and gold.
NO PLANNED MEDIA AVAIL: There is no planned media avail with the Mayor or Commissioner Outlaw for members of the press today. Please follow @PhiladelphiaGov and @PhillyPolice on Twitter for updates. The @PhilaOEM account will carry updates on traffic, weather, and health. In the event that an avail is needed later in the day, a media advisory will be distributed.
PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATE: The following figures are current as of midnight (12 a.m.) on June 8.
- 494 Code Violation Notices for curfew and failure to disperse
- 15 for Assault on police
- 4 for Firearm Violations
- 13 for Theft
- 236 for Looting/Burglary
- 1 for Rioting
- 1 for Propulsion of missile
- 1 for Vandalism
- 2 for Aggravated Assault
- 1 possession of explosives
- Total: 768
Injured Officers: 38 (one still in hospital)