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ARF- 5986 Regular Agenda Item     2. B.    
Special BOS Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/24/2020  
Submitted For: James Menlove Submitted By: Marian Sheppard, Clerk of the Board
Department: County Manager  

Proclamation No. 2020-01 - Declaration of Emergency due to the Novell Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Background Information
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 11, 2020, the Honorable Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, declared that a state of emergency exists in Arizona due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Gila County Health and Emergency Management Department has been taking measures to put into place all actions needed to protect the health and well-being of its residents from the spread of COVID-19, and prepare for the impacts the disease is likely to have on the County.
In order for the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to declare that an emergency exists in Gila County due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Board of Supervisors is required to adopt a proclamation to declare the emergency as outlined in A.R.S. § 26-311.
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors adopt Proclamation No. 2020-01.
Suggested Motion
Information/Discussion/Action to adopt Proclamation No. 2020-01 issuing a declaration of emergency in Gila County due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and authorizing the Board's Chairman to take all further actions as may be necessary or appropriate to implement this proclamation pursuant to A.R.S. § 26-311.  (James Menlove/Michael O'Driscoll)

Proclamation No. 2020-01

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