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File #: 2020-443    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER DIRECTION TO STAFF TO PREPARE A REOPENING PLAN FOR CITY HALL AND OTHER CITY FACILITIES, AND DIRECTION TO STAFF ON JULY 4 BLOCK PARTY PERMITS AND OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1. Draft City Hall Reopening Plan, 2. Exhibit 2. State Guidance on Office Workspaces
Report to Mayor and City Council
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Discussion


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CONSIDER DIRECTION TO STAFF TO PREPARE A REOPENING PLAN FOR CITY HALL AND OTHER CITY FACILITIES, AND DIRECTION TO STAFF ON JULY 4 BLOCK PARTY PERMITS AND OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Within the State of California Stay-At-Home emergency orders, business segments are slowly being allowed to reopen, subject to restrictions and with modified operations. On May 18th, Governor Newsom revised the criteria for counties to allow for expanded Stage 2 business activities. As such, Los Angeles County certified its compliance with the new criteria on May 26 and businesses within the expanded Stage 2 business listing (i.e. - retail, shopping centers, dine-in restaurants, and offices) were able to begin to reopen with modifications. All of the business closures in Carson were directed by the State and reinforced by Los Angeles County, and businesses were not closed pursuant to any local action by the City of Carson.
As city halls in Southern California begin to reopen to the public over the next couple of weeks, cities are considering ways of imposing anti-viral protocols meant to control the spread of the new coronavirus. The push, part of the state's move to gradually restart public life, doesn't mean a return to pre-pandemic normal. The City of Carson wants to open for routine public business, such as applying for building permits or paying for business licenses, as well as eventually returning to providing parks and recreation services and the opening the Community Center and its programs.
In addition to the physical changes the City will need to make in the building to enforce social distancing and increase safety, the City will need to examine a number of its employment policies regarding telecommuting, illness reporting and quarantining, use of sick leave, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and long-term public access to the building.
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