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File #: 20-0548R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 7/13/2020 Final action: 7/13/2020
Title: RESOLUTION RENEWING DECLARATION OF LOCAL HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR PURPOSES OF DULUTH CITY CODE SECTION 17-7 AND MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 13D.021.
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RESOLUTION RENEWING DECLARATION OF LOCAL HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR PURPOSES OF DULUTH CITY CODE SECTION 17-7 AND MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 13D.021.


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CITY PROPOSAL:

WHEREAS, the virus named COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans and can easily spread from person to person;

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, President Trump declared that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a National Emergency;

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, Governor Walz declared a Peacetime State of Emergency to authorize all necessary resources to be used in support of the COVID-19 response;

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has been identified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, and the United States Centers for Disease Control has provided guidance for individuals, healthcare professionals, and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19;

WHEREAS, on March 25, 2020, Governor Walz issued a stay at home order requiring non-essential employees and public officials to limit interaction with the public;

WHEREAS, on May 27, 2020, Governor Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-63 Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota's Economy and Ensure Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency;

WHEREAS, the current pandemic has had a detrimental effect on the City of Duluth (the "City");

WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 12.29, the Mayor declared a local emergency;

WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, pursuant to Duluth City Council Resolution No. 20-0282R, the City Council approved Mayor Larson's declaration of local emergency;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 12.37, an emergency declaration authorizes the City to enter into contracts and perform other duties without following many of the time-consuming legal procedures normally required, including:

? Arranging for the performance of public work
? Contracting
? Incurring obligations
? Employing temporary workers
? Renti...

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