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File #: 3165   
Type: Discussion Status: Passed
File created: 11/4/2020 Department: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Subject: Report on Novel Coronavirus
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

November 17, 2020

FROM
LEONARD X. HERNANDEZ, Chief Executive Officer, County Administrative Office

SUBJECT
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Report on Novel Coronavirus
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
1. Receive report providing information and updates on Novel Coronavirus, including the County's Readiness and Recovery Plan.
2. Provide direction as needed on topics resulting from report.
3. Direct staff to explore a capital improvement project for cold storage capacity to accommodate COVID-19 vaccines.
(Presenter: Leonard X. Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer, 387-5417)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Provide for the Safety, Health and Social Service Needs of County Residents.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
Receipt of a report on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is non-financial in nature and will not require the use of additional Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and began spreading, initially, within China and then to other countries. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak to be a "public health emergency of international concern". This was followed on January 31, 2020 by the United States Human Services Secretary declaring a public health emergency. Cases internationally, within the US and within California (as evidenced by the Governor's Proclamation) continue to rise.

On March 4, 2020, the State of California declared a state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak due to the rising number of confirmed cases and anticipated complications for those infected, including potential deaths. On March 10, 2020, the County Public Health Officer declared a local health emergency to help ensure county government and the public were prepared for the possibility that COVID-19 will appear within the county. On March 10, 202...

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