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File #: 2020-495    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action:
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, July 07, 2020



During this unprecedented pandemic, the City of Carson has had to adhere to Federal, State and County Executive orders, which have helped slow the spread of the virus but at the same time have shut down our local businesses and severely impacted our economy. Our residents and businesses were directed by the State to follow stay-at-home orders with the exception of employees who were determined to have an essential job or in order for residents to shop for essential needs. For the first time in its incorporated history, the City was not allowed to operate in any capacity outside of health measures dictated by the Federal, State and County governments. As the City is now looking to reopen its doors, the health & safety of our residents and the resurgence of the economy continues to be subject to the Executive Orders of Federal, State and County mandates.
The novel coronavirus currently designated COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China in December 2019. 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, c...

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