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File #: 2020-644    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 06, 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 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. LA County's restrictions are often stricter than the State's and where that is the case, the City of Carson is subject to the stricter provisions.
We continue to monitor and will report on changes to the State and County health orders to determine what additional services the City may provide to the community, as directed by the City Council.
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 fro...

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