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Item 3 - Reso to Continue Existence of Local Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 PandemicDATE: TO: FROM: CONTACT: SUBJECT: Summary: AGENDA RE PO RT City of Poway August 4, 2020 Honorable Mayor and Mem´┐Ż .... s of the City Council Jon M. Canavan, Fire Chief \q_J Jon M. Canavan, Fire Chief (858) 668-4461 or jcanavan@poway.org CITY COUNCIL Resolution to Continue the Existence of a Local Emergency Within the City of Poway Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to cause unprecedented impacts on all economic and social segments of the United States. Federal, state, and county directives, mandates _and orders to prevent, control and manage the spread of COVI D-19 have, and continue to, impact Poway residents, businesses and visitors. On March 18, 2020, the City Council approved a resolution proclaiming a local emergency. The adopted resolution requires the City Council to either continue the emergency action or declare the emergency ended at each regular meeting. Recommended Action: It is recommended that the City Council approve a resolution continuing the Proclamation of Local Emergency authorizing the City Manager to take necessary actions to protect the public and welfare of the City from the serious and imminent threat of COVI D-19. This action requires a four-fifths (4/5) vote of the City Council. Discussion: The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to impact business, education, healthcare, military, and social segments of the United States. COVID-19 has resulted in a swift economic slowdown and high unemployment rates. Federal, state, and county directives, mandates, orders and guidelines have been issued to prevent, control and manage the spread of COVID-19. While efforts are focused on re­ opening the economy and relaxing restrictions, impact on Poway residents, businesses and visitors continues. In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and its impact on Poway, the City Manager, serving as Director of Emergency Services for the City of Poway, proclaimed a local emergency on March 13, 2020. On March 18, 2020, the City Council approved Resolution No. 20-013 ratifying the City Manager's Proclamation of Local Emergency. On April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7 and July 21, 2020, the City Council approved to continue the emergency action. The adopted resolution requires the City Council to either continue the emergency action or declare the emergency ended at each regular meeting. 1 of s August 4, 2020, Item #3 August 4, 2020, Item #3 August 4, 2020, Item #3 August 4, 2020, Item #3 August 4, 2020, Item #3