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File #: 20-148    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution temporarily suspending certain County ordinances, rules, regulations, or policies relating to the procurement of goods and services during the period of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) local emergency; and B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request receiving a contribution in the amount of $15,000,000 from Non-Departmental Reserves to be allocated towards operating costs for the County of San Mateo's Emergency Operations Center
Attachments: 1. 20200324_r_EOC COVID-19 Funding.pdf, 2. 20200324_atr_EOC COVID-19 Funding.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority
4/5ths Vote (ATR Only)
To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Activation of funding to address Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) local emergency response

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution temporarily suspending certain County ordinances, rules, regulations, or policies relating to the procurement of goods and services during the period of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) local emergency; and

B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request receiving a contribution in the amount of $15,000,000 from Non-Departmental Reserves to be allocated towards operating costs for the County of San Mateo's Emergency Operations Center

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BACKGROUND:
In January 2020, the United States confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in Washington State. As of March 19, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported 10,442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the US resulting in 150 deaths. Currently, there are 89 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within San Mateo County resulting in one death.

On March 2, 2020, the County of San Mateo's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was engaged to assist in coordinating and disseminating public information. On March 3, 2020, the County's Health Officer issued a "Declaration of Local Health Emergency Regarding Novel Coronavirus 2019" and the County Manager, as the County's Director of Emergency Services (the "Director"), issued a proclamation of local emergency pursuant to Government Code section 8630 and Chapter 2.46 of the County's Ordinance Code, which proclamation was ratified by the Board of Supervisors on March 10, 2020, pursuant to Government Code section 8630 (the "COVID-19 Local Emergency").

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the COVID-19 is now characterized as a pandemic.

DISCUSSION:
For the immediate preservation of order and of public health, the...

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