Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has issued a mandatory curfew for the county, for Sunday night and much of Monday.

In her official capacity as director of emergency management, Jacobs called the curfew to start at 7 p.m. Sunday and through 6 p.m. Monday.

The curfew extends to all of the county, including incorporated cities.

It does not apply to emergency responders, employees at hospital and health care facilities, and critical staff for businesses that provide essential commodities and services.


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