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City Manager signs local emergency proclamation

City can now take additional legal, operational, and recovery actions

Post Date:03/18/2020 11:21 AM

Based on the rapidly evolving challenges to protect public health and safety related to COVID-19, City Manager Jeremy Craig signed a Proclamation of Local Emergency late Tuesday afternoon.

The City joins Solano County, the State of California, and many other cities in taking this step. The emergency proclamation will be considered for ratification by the Vacaville City Council at its next meeting on March 24, 2020.

The proclamation empowers the City to take additional legal, operational, and recovery actions that may become necessary to respond the rapidly evolving and changing COVID-19 situation that is affecting communities across the nation.

With the declaration of a local state of emergency, Vacaville has partially activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The activation of the EOC enhances the City’s collaboration and communication across all departments. It will also enable the City to more closely monitor information from the field, allied agencies, partners, and other external sources. The EOC activation will also enhance coordination with external agencies.

All public counters at the City remain open at this time, but that may change. Vacaville is strongly encouraging customers to do as much business as possible online or by telephone, rather than visiting the public counters. Links to various online options, as well as other information related to the pandemic, can be found at www.cityofvacaville.com/covid-19.

City staff is developing contingency plans in case further changes to services and operations are directed or ordered. Customers are encouraged to monitor the City website, social media, and Channel 26 – any changes to operations will be posted as quickly as possible.

The City encourages the public to continue to monitor public health information websites – including the California Department of Public Health and Solano County Public Health – for updated information on COVID-19. Links to those and other websites found at www.cityofvacaville.com/covid-19.

Please take the appropriate measures to slow the spread by practicing social distancing, washing your hands regularly, and covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.

 

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