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File #: 2020-258    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING SITE AT THE JUANITA MILLENDER-MC-DONALD COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE CITY OF CARSON (CITY COUNCIL)
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Discussion


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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING SITE AT THE JUANITA MILLENDER-MC-DONALD COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE CITY OF CARSON (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item is being introduced at the request Mayor Albert Robles.
The novel coronavirus currently designated COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China in December 2019. Since then, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern. On January 31, 2020, The United States Health and Human Services Secretary declared this global outbreak a public health emergency for the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on February 25, 2020 that community spread of COVID-19 was likely to occur in the United States.
The State of California proclaimed a State of Emergency on March 4, 2020, and Los Angeles County declared a Local Health Emergency as well that same day. On March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, declaring that state and local public health officials may, as they deem necessary in the interest of public health, issue guidance limiting or recommending limitations upon attendance at public assemblies, conferences, or other mass events, which could cause the cancellation of such gatherings through no fault or responsibility of the parties involved, thereby constituting a force majeure. On March 13, 2020, President Trump Declared a National State of Emergency.
As a result of Governor Newsom and President declaring State and Federal Emergencies, the City of Carson Council declared a local state of emergency on March 17, 2020. Inclusive of the local state of emergency being declared, the City Council directed several health and safety actions for its residents and employees. In particular, the City Council unanimously voted (5-0) directing staff to contact approp...

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