The Mayor of Washington, DC just threatened residents that they could face 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine if they leave their homes during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our message remains the same: stay home,” Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat (I know, shocking, right?), said in a statement Monday. The stay-home order has exceptions for grocery shopping and workers who are deemed essential
The stay-at-home order goes into effect on April 1, 2020 at 12:01 am.
The latest unconstitutional order is similar to orders in neighboring Maryland and Virginia, but residents in D.C. were set shocked since only 401 of the nation’s 160,000 confirmed cases are in the area.
Monica Hopkins, executive director of the ACLU of the District of Columbia, told The Post “we would be deeply concerned” if anyone actually was arrested for violating the order.
“What we would hope for is voluntary compliance with the stay at home order and discretion on the part of officers to break those sort of things up and send people home,” Hopkins said.