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City of Delano declares emergency situation

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:26:27-04

DELANO, Calif. — The City of Delano passed a resolution proclaiming that an emergency situation exists, which allows the city seek assistance from state and federal authorities.

In a statement released Tuesday night, City Manager Maribel G. Reyna said:

The Delano City Council approved the resolution proclaiming the existence of an emergency situation and local emergency on March 16, 2020 to allow the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. The resolution allows the City to strengthen efforts to seek assistance from state and federal partners. The declaration of a local emergency does not signify an increased risk to the residents of Delano. The declaration of a local emergency allows the city to provide or receive mutual aid from other jurisdictions and assists in securing available resources. The City of Delano is taking preventative measures to protect the community and its workforce. Following recent federal, state and county guidelines, we are taking the following proactive steps to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

As a result of the declaration, nonessential board, commission and committee meetings are cancelled until further notice; City Hall is closed to the public, as well as the city's human resources department, The Corporation yard lobby doors, and transit station lobby doors. In addition, The Delano Modified Community Correctional Facility has suspended inmate visitation effective immediately.

Some senior and recreational services will be modified, but some will continue as normal.

The full statement and list of changes is provide below. Residents can also get additional information on the city's website.

City of Delano Closures and Cancellations Due to Emergency Declaration by Anthony Wright on Scribd