Mayor Bill De Blasio’s announcement that tonight’s curfew would begin at 8:00 PM, had community activists working to make sure essential religious services are allowed.
By Anash.org reporter
Mayor Bill De Blasio’s announcement that tonight’s curfew would begin at 8:00 PM, had some community members worried if they would be able to go out and daven Maariv with a minyan.
Further complicating the matter was the later announcement that the curfew has been extended through Sunday and will begin each night at 8:00pm, and go through 5:00am each morning.
Councilman Chaim Deutsch said he’s been in touch with law enforcement officials regarding people going out for Maariv or Mikvah, and was assured that Police officers will be instructed to allow for religious obligations and not issue summonses.
“I have received many concerned calls regarding tonight’s curfew, which is beginning at 8pm. I have been in touch with police officials to express concerns about the curfew limiting people’s ability to attend maariv or the mikvah. Cops will be instructed to allow for religious obligations and not issue summonses.” the councilman wrote.