Curfew in place for Collier County, Naples: Here's what you need to know

Here is a look at the curfew situation across Collier County as of Monday, Oct. 3.

Our team of journalists is connecting with officials regularly as far as the extension of the curfews and what timeline might exist as far as curfews being listed.

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Curfews in Collier County and Naples

A mandatory curfew is in place for all of Collier County and the city of Naples between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. It is anticipated the curfew will remain in effect until power is largely restored.

The purpose of the curfew is to protect the safety of the citizens of Collier County and their property as they begin the process of recovering from the effects of Hurricane Ian.

The curfew does not apply to emergency responders, employees at health care facilities, critical staff for businesses that provide essential services or those seeking medical assistance. Violation of the curfew is a second-degree misdemeanor.

From the Collier County Sheriff's Office

We hope conditions are improving for you. Although many are still without electricity it is steadily returning thanks to the amazing line workers in our community. Please be aware that the mandatory curfew remains in place tonight from midnight until 6 a.m. Monday.

This situation is carefully evaluated daily, and the curfew will end as soon as it is safe to do so. The purpose of the curfew is to protect the safety of you and your property as you recover from the effects of Hurricane Ian.

The curfew does not apply to emergency responders, employees at health care facilities, critical staff for businesses that provide essential services or those seeking medical assistance. Violation of the curfew is a second-degree misdemeanor.

Our deputies are compassionate and will enforce this with great sensitivity to our residents’ and business owners’ situations. Don’t panic about this-it’s about keeping criminals out of areas they have no business being in right now.

This article originally appeared on Naples Daily News: Collier County curfew after Ian: What residents need to know