Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades issued an updated local disaster declaration which adds a curfew clause for any person 18 years of age or under and brings the previous declaration in line with Governor Abbotts state-wide declaration.
Starting Friday, April 3rd at 10:00 p.m. the curfew will be in effect every night from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. and will be in place until the local disaster declaration expires on May 2, 2020, or the declaration is canceled by the county commissioners court.
Emergency Management Coordinator Tommy Brooks addressed the commissioner’s court at the meeting and said, “The cities have kinda pushed a little bit for this curfew. They’re having a lot of problems with the kids gathering up at the parks and different facilities.”
The disaster declaration was drafted by officials from the cities of Dumas, Sunray, and Cactus as well as the County Judge and applies to all cities and rural areas within Moore County.
The curfew applies to any person 18 years of age or under, is a class C misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 fine. Exceptions for employment, emergency, and parent/guardian accompaniment are included. For more details about the curfew, you can read an excerpt below or download the full declaration in English and Spanish at the bottom of this article.