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File #: 20-090    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution ratifying and extending the proclamation of local emergency by the San Mateo County Director of Emergency Services.
Attachments: 1. 20200310_r_ Local Emergency by Director of Emergency Services.pdf, 2. 20200310_att_ Local Emergency by Director of Emergency Services.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Proclamation of Local Emergency

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution ratifying and extending the proclamation of local emergency by the San Mateo County Director of Emergency Services.

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BACKGROUND:
Section 8630 of the Government Code and Chapter 2.46 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code authorize the Director of Emergency Services ("Director") of San Mateo County to proclaim a local emergency when the County is threatened by conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the County that are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the County and require the combined forces of other political subdivisions to combat and the Board of Supervisors is not in session. (Pursuant to the County Ordinance Code, the County Manager also serves as the County Director of Emergency Services.)

Under the Government Code and Chapter 2.46 of the County Ordinance Code, the Director's Proclamation of Local Emergency shall remain in effect for no more than seven days, unless the proclamation has been ratified by the Board of Supervisors.

DISCUSSION:
On March 3, 2020, I issued a proclamation of local emergency in San Mateo County due to the introduction in the County of a novel coronavirus, named "COVID-19" by the World Health Organization ("WHO"). My proclamation notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") has stated that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat.

It also states that the number of reported COVID-19 cases has escalated dramatically over a short period of time and that, as of March 1, 2020, the WHO reported 87,137 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 79,968 cases in China and the remaining 7,169 cases in 58 other countries. The WHO also reported that, as of March 1, 2020, th...

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