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File #: 2020-169    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/11/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action:
Title: UPDATE ON CITY'S RESPONSE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. COVID-19 Public Health Situation Summary, 2. CSUDH Letter dated March 11, 2020, 3. Email dated March 11, 2020, 4. Article re: City of Long Beach
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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UPDATE ON CITY'S RESPONSE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item is being added at the request of Mayor Albert Robles.
As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as a pandemic. So far, it has spread to over 121,000 people across the world. Locally, there are at least 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County and Health Officials are advising that we will see many more cases of COVID-19 in LA County in the coming weeks.
The City of Carson was previously the subject of a hoax on social media related to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Vigilance is needed and reasonable and appropriate measures should be implemented to alleviate concerns and, to the extent possible, minimize and slow the spread of the virus in our City so that medical facilities don't get overwhelmed and are able to assist those who are most in need of medical services.
In addition to the measures discussed below, the City Council may want to consider allowing the City Manager some degree of discretion to act outside of her authority in consultation with the Mayor or an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the City Council to address emergent situations.



II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

DISCUSS measures that have been put in place and provide staff with further direction.

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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE any other action the Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

As of March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization declared this virus to be pandemic. The number of confirmed cases in the United States is 938, with 28 in Los Angeles County. The President of the United States added Europe to its list of destinations that are banned for travel. This list currently includes Iran and the highest level travel advisory for Italy and South Korea.
As of March 12, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom ...

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