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File #: 20-0468    Version: 1
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2020 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 6/16/2020 Final action: 6/16/2020
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Declaring a Continuing Public Health Emergency Relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - First and Final Reading
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
Title
Approval of an Ordinance Declaring a Continuing Public Health Emergency Relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - First and Final Reading

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the Ordinance declaring a continuing state of public health emergency relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and authorizing actions as are reasonable and necessary to mitigate conditions caused by such public health emergency on first and final reading.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve an Ordinance declaring a continuing state of public health emergency relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and authorizing actions as are reasonable and necessary to mitigate conditions caused by such public health emergency.

Staff Contact:
Mark Barber, City Attorney, 360.753.8338

Presenter(s):
None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
On January 21, 2020, the Washington State Department of Health confirmed the first case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States of America in Snohomish County, Washington.

On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of the United States Department of Public Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, declared a public health emergency effective January 27, 2020 for the Novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19.

On February 29, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed Proclamation 20-05 declaring that a State of Emergency exists in all counties in the State of Washington due to the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, and that the risk of person-to-person transmission throughout Washington State and the United States of America would significantly impact the life and health of people, as well as the economy of Washington State, and is a public disaster that affects life, health, property or the public peace. The Governor directed State agencies and departments to utilize State resources to do everything reasonably possible to assist political subdivisions of the State in an effort...

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