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Sonoma under curfew

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Orange barricades separate alfresco diners from traffic while the tables are at least six socially distant feet apart at B&V on the Sonoma Plaza. Saturday, Oct. 17 2020. (Photo by Julie Vader/special to the Index-Tribune)

B&V restaurant’s parklet enjoyed a busy night on Saturday, Oct. 17, but going forward the county’s newly installed curfew will ensure Plaza nightlife wraps by 10 p.m. through Dec. 21. (Photo by Julie Vader/special to the Index-Tribune)

Sonoma County was on the cusp of hitting the data requirements to move into a less restrictive tier when the rest of the state saw a surge in coronavirus cases leading the governor to call for a curfew that started on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The curfew, which started Saturday and is set to expire Dec. 21, is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. It is unlikely to have a negative effect on most businesses in Sonoma Valley, said Mayor Logan Harvey.

“Most people are home by 10. People always joke that Sonoma shuts down by 8:30, 9,” Harvey said. “Other than a few bars, that’s always been true. I don’t see it having much affect.”

Harvey said he doesn’t know how the county plans to enforce the curfew, and said the City of Sonoma has no additional resources available to enforce it.

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