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File #: 20-0386    Version: 1 Name: CM - City's COVID Emergency Response
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/27/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Recommendation to receive and file a report on the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and provide input and policy direction to staff on next-step strategies for the City’s emergency response to COVID-19. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 050520-R-25sr.pdf, 2. 050520-R-25 Corresp.Gleed.pdf, 3. 050520-R-25 PowerPoint.pdf, 4. 050520-R-25 Appendix.pdf
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Recommendation to receive and file a report on the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and provide input and policy direction to staff on next-step strategies for the City’s emergency response to COVID-19. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On March 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). On the same day, the City Manager issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency and the Local Health Officer issued a Declaration of Local Health Emergency, which were both ratified by the City Council on March 10, 2020, and began a series of measures to protect Long Beach residents.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a public health and local economic emergency that affects residents, businesses, and workers in the City. The situation with the pandemic is constantly changing. Our hope today is to provide the City Council with a thorough report on efforts taken to date to maintain essential City functions and services, keep our community safe, and mitigate the spread and impacts of COVID-19. In addition, the report will outline current efforts to support economic resiliency, including State, County, and local steps to restart the City’s economy in a safe manner.

City staff will present a report covering the following areas, among others:

· An overview of the City’s emergency response and structure;
· An overview of the State, County, and Local Health Orders;
· Data on the City’s COVID-19 infection rate, including demographic data;
· Status of the City’s hospital network and emergency response system;
· Status of the City’s testing capabilities;
· Information on the City’s response to Long Term Care Facilities;
· Isolation and quarantine plans for Long Beach residents;
· Update on support for residents experiencing impacts from COVID-19 and the programs in place to support them;
· Information on the Governor’s six-part strategy for opening the economy; and,
· Revi...

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