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File #: 21-052    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action: 1/12/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution confirming the issuance of Director of Emergency Services Emergency Regulation No. 2 for the COVID-19 Emergency.
Attachments: 1. 20210112_r_Emergency Regulation Reso.pdf, 2. 20210112_att_Signed Emergency Regulation.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Confirmation of Emergency Regulation

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution confirming the issuance of Director of Emergency Services Emergency Regulation No. 2 for the COVID-19 Emergency.

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BACKGROUND:
Section 8630 of the Government Code and Section 2.46.060 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code authorize the San Mateo County Director of Emergency Services ("Director"), during the pendency of a proclaimed local emergency, to issue regulations reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by such emergency. When the Director issues such emergency regulations, they must be promptly presented to the Board of Supervisors for confirmation.

Healthcare providers throughout San Mateo County, like those throughout the rest of the State, are experiencing an unprecedented surge of critically ill COVID-19 patients. This surge has put extraordinary stress on the County's acute care and intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity and the County's ICU capacity is presently below ten percent.

This shortage of hospital beds has created an extreme crisis in ICU capacity that, if left unaddressed, could lead to the imposition of crisis standards of care in County hospitals. The recent increase in COVID-19 cases could potentially overwhelm ICU capacity in the County and the region, thereby immediately threatening the health and safety of residents of the County and the greater Bay Area region.

In consultation with the Chief of San Mateo County Health and the County Counsel, I determined that it was necessary to move immediately to procure services to address the County's critical healthcare needs in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

DISCUSSION:
Given the above circumstances, I determined that, in order to facilitate, without delay, the immediate procurement of medic...

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