The following is a statement issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office on their Facebook page:
I wanted to talk to you today about the potential impending mandates from the State level on mandatory curfew. I’d like to let all the residents of Mendocino County know that the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office will not be enforcing compliance of any health or emergency orders related to curfews.
What does this mean? It means we won’t be being making compliance checks of businesses, homes or making contact with individuals who are out between the hours of 10:00 pm to 5:00 am specifically due to these new curfew mandates.
Will we be responding to regular calls for service? Yes, of course.
Callers with COVID-19 related issues will be directed to the County Health Call Center at (707) 472-2759 for assistance. If you prefer email, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d like to emphasize we will continue to respond to calls 24/7 as we always have when there are threats to public safety.
I encourage the people of Mendocino County to stay vigilant and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following the rules established to keep you safe. These would include the six feet of separation, masking, and washing of hands and using sanitizers when possible.
All of us at the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a wonderful and meaningful holiday season.
Sheriff Matt Kendall