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File #: 2020-622    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/27/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Discussion


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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 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.
New Framework for Reopening the State's Economy
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, August 28, 2020 announced the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide plan for living with COVID-19. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement affects the trajectory of the disease. The Blueprint builds on lessons learned from the first six months of the disease - and the new scientific understanding that has been collected - to create a new system for regulating movement and COVID-19 transmissions. It includes:
* At least 21 days to expand activities beyond the initial tier to ensure California better limits the spread of the virus;
* Mandatory metrics - case ra...

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