City of Shafter declares local state of emergency due to COVID-19 concerns

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 11:54:56-04

SHAFTER, Calif. — The City of Shafter has declared a local state of emergency as a result of the "first confirmed case of coronavirus of a non-resident visiting Kern County." The declaration will allow the city to activate elements of its emergency response system, as well as coordinate with state and federal agencies.

The declaration was ratified during a special meeting on Tuesday night.

As a result of the declaration, the city will be modifying services to protect the health and safety of residents. This includes closing all city offices that have direct contact with the public or limiting visits by appointment only. Shafter will also be temporarily discontinuing all Dial-A-Ride services.

You can visit the city's website for more details. The declaration and modifications are also include below.

City of Shafter COVID-19 by Anthony Wright on Scribd

City of Shafter Departmental Service Modifications by Anthony Wright on Scribd