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File #: 5404   
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/7/2022 Department: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 1/11/2022 Final action: 1/11/2022
Subject: Report on Novel Coronavirus
Attachments: 1. Item #47 January 11 Board Presentation.pdf
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
AND RECORD OF ACTION

January 11, 2022

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

SUBJECT
Title
Report on Novel Coronavirus
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
1. Receive report providing information and updates on Novel Coronavirus.
2. Provide direction as needed on topics resulting from report.
(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
Approval of this item will not require the use of additional Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
COVID-19 originated 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.

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, 2020 (Item No. 75), the Board of Supervisors (Board) proclaimed the existence of a local emergency within San Bernardino County (County) resulting from COVID-19, which causes infectious disease resulting in symptoms of fever, coughing and shortness of breath with outcomes ranging from mild to severe illness and in some cases, death.

Throughout the pandemic, the County has ma...

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