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File #: 2020-656    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2017 ADDING SECTION 3708.1 (FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS RELATED TO COVID-19) TO CHAPTER 7 (EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION) OF ARTICLE III (PUBLIC SAFETY) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING MANDATING FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS WITHIN CITY OF CARSON GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY PERIOD (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution 20-067, 2. Ordinance No. 20-2017
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2017 ADDING SECTION 3708.1 (FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS RELATED TO COVID-19) TO CHAPTER 7 (EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION) OF ARTICLE III (PUBLIC SAFETY) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING MANDATING FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS WITHIN CITY OF CARSON GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY PERIOD (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The purpose of the this agenda item is to consider introduction and first reading of an ordinance that would amend Carson Municipal Code ("CMC") Section 3708.1 to incorporate fine amounts for those who neglect the mandate of wearing face masks and coverings within the City of Carson geographical boundaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

INTRODUCE and READ by title only, with further reading waived, Ordinance No. 20-2017, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTION 3708.1 (FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS RELATED TO COVID-19) TO CHAPTER 7 (EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION) OF ARTICLE III (PUBLIC SAFETY) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING MANDATING FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS WITHIN CITY OF CARSON GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY PERIOD".


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action that Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the Center for Disease Control (CDC's) position has recommended the wearing of masks as an additional measure to slow the spread of the coronavirus. There is increasing evidence that individuals who are infected, but not exhibiting symptoms, can spread COVID-19 via respiratory droplets produced when coughing, sneezing, and transfer thereof to surfaces. Droplets can land in the mouths or noses of healthy people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs. The virus can also live on surfaces for varied lengths of time, in some cases for da...

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