In the book Executive Order 9066, David Takami describes the impact of the curfew.

"In mid-March [1942] a curfew was established from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., hampering restaurants, men with night jobs and university students. Yuri Takahashi, the 22-year-old manager of the Sarashina Cafe in Seattle, told a newspaper reporter: 'It [the curfew] is a blow to us Nisei...Lots of restaurants down here will have to close hours early, but we must do as we are told.' One young Nisei couple from South Park was so afraid to break the curfew, the pregnant wife didn't go to the hospital when she went into labor. The baby was born at home with the umbilical cord twisted around its neck and later died."