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File #: 21-0981    Version: 1 Name: CM - Safer at Home Health Order
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/10/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Recommendation to confirm the City Manager’s promulgation of the revised Safer at Home Quarantine and Public Health Emergency Isolation Orders for the Control of COVID-19, issued on September 9, 2021, by the City of Long Beach Health Officer as a regulation. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 091421-NB-39sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to confirm the City Manager’s promulgation of the revised Safer at Home Quarantine and Public Health Emergency Isolation Orders for the Control of COVID-19, issued on September 9, 2021, by the City of Long Beach Health Officer as a regulation. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On March 19, 2020, the City’s Health Officer issued the "Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19" (Health Order) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 within Long Beach. The City’s Health Officer has revised the Health Order from time to time, as necessary, to protect public health and safety during this ongoing emergency. On September 9, 2021, the City’s Health Officer issued revisions to the Health Order, pursuant to the Beyond the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and a mandate by Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Health Officer. The revised Quarantine and Public Health Emergency Isolation Orders (attached) were issued to update protocols for quarantine and isolation to align with Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.

On May 12, 2020, the City Council adopted Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) Chapter 8.120, “Temporary Enforcement of Long Beach Health Orders Related to COVID-19,” which became effective immediately as an urgency Ordinance. Chapter 8.120 requires, where practicable, the City Council to confirm COVID-19 Health Orders for the sole purpose of authorizing the City Manager’s promulgation of such Health Orders. In the event it is not feasible to do this, Chapter 8.120, as amended on January 19, 2021, requires the City Manager to, within 14 days of promulgation of said Health Orders or at the next duly noticed public meeting of the City Council, request the City Council to confirm the City Manager’s promulgation of the Health Order. The City Manager’s promulgation of the Health Order, and City Council’s confirmation of such orders, authorizes enforcement authority of the Health Orders under the Proclamation of Local Emergency and provisions of Chapter 8....

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