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File #: 2020-530    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/23/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE AND APPROVE REQUEST TO SUSPEND CITY EVENTS FROM JANUARY 1, 2021 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2021 (CITY COUNCIL)
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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COVID-19 UPDATE AND APPROVE REQUEST TO SUSPEND CITY EVENTS FROM JANUARY 1, 2021 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2021 (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 29, 2020, Los Angeles County Public Health Department has reported 1,175 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the City of Carson, with 169,158 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

1. DISCUSS and PROVIDE direction on COVID-19 update.

2. APPROVE request to suspend City Events from January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021.

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