LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayor Greg Fischer announced he is extending the countywide curfew through this weekend. In addition, Fischer announced that Louisville Metro Government facilities in the downtown area will remain closed until Monday at 6:30 a.m. Employees will continue working from home where possible.

What You Need To Know

  • Fischer extends curfew through this weekend

  • Metro Government buildings also to remain closed through Monday

  • Curfew originally meant to last 72 hours

In a press release, Fischer said the curfew “helps us balance our responsibility to keep everyone — protesters, first responders and bystanders — safe, while still allowing people the time and space to voice their calls for racial justice and equity during the day.”

The curfew, enacted through an executive order, will continue to run from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. the next morning. When the curfew was first announced earlier in the week, it was meant to last 72 hours.

Fischer said people should begin to head home no later than 8 p.m., but the curfew doesn't apply to those traveling to work, worship services or seeking medical attention for themselves or others.

The Metro Government buildings that will stay closed include: Metro Hall and its Annex; City Hall and its Annex; Fiscal Court; the Sinking Fund; LMPD headquarters; Metro Development and Metro Safe on South Fifth Street; Youth Detention Services; and the Alexander Building on West Main; and the city’s Downtown Wellness Center on First Street.

Fischer also encourages downtown employers to consider allowing remote work.