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File #: 2020-504    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/8/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

During this unprecedented pandemic, the City of Carson has had to adhere to Federal, State and County Executive orders, which initially helped slow the spread of the virus but it did so by shutting down our local businesses and severely impacting 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.
The Governor began to reopen the state in various phases, allowing cities and businesses to reopen but with restrictions. This has helped fuel the resurgence of the economy; but at the same time thousands of positive cases have been reported in multiple counties causing the Governor to reevaluate the state's position and restrict several businesses to essential services and limited services at this time.
As of the preparation of this report on July 15, 2020, Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported 925 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the City of Carson, with 143,009 cases within Los Angeles County (which includes cases reported by the Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments). One should assume that this underreports the actual spread of the virus since those who do not display symptoms or are otherwise mildly impacted have not been tested.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

DISCUSS and PROVIDE direction.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

On March 17, 2020, the City Council unanimously voted (5-0) to declare a local emergency in response to COVID-19. The declaration of a local emergency enables...

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