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Mayor Wheeler Declares State of Emergency April 20

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Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency on April 20 in preparation for possible unrest following the announcement of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. This declaration allows the Mayor to take certain actions to protect the safety of Portlanders. During a state of emergency, the Mayor can declare a curfew, close streets, regulate pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and close public facilities like parking garages.

The current state of emergency lasts 24 hours but can be extended if needed.

To learn more about states of emergencies in Portland, go to and