Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0462    Version: 1 Name: Resolution extending the declaration of emergency due to corona virus (COVID-19) in Lake County, Illinois, for 45 days.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2020 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 3/16/2020
Title: Resolution extending the declaration of emergency due to corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Lake County, Illinois, for 45 days.
Title
Resolution extending the declaration of emergency due to corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Lake County, Illinois, for 45 days.

Staff Summary
* Lake County has been impacted by COVID-19.
* Lake County must take actions to contain and mitigate the local impact of the expanding global outbreak of COVID-19 to provide for the continuity of government, activation of community mitigation plans, and to allow for expedited response without circumventing constitutional protections for citizens.
* Despite efforts to contain COVID-19, the CDC indicates that more cases of COVID-19 are expected in the United States in the coming days, including more instances of community spread, and as the outbreak continues, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States is expected occur.
* The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 constitute a public health emergency as defined under Section 4 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act. Accordingly, the Lake County Board Chair issued a declaration of emergency proclamation on March 13, 2020 for a period of seven days.
* The extension of this proclamation for 45 days will assist Lake County, by and through its Emergency Management Agency and Health Department, to coordinate county and municipal resources and response activities and suspend certain provisions and procedures for the conduct of county business in an effort to protect the health and safety of persons, and provide emergency assistance pursuant to Illinois law.

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RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, under authority of Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305/11, and upon a joint recommendation by the Lake County Department of Health and Lake County Emergency Management Agency, a proclamation was enacted declaring that an emergency exists in Lake County due to the following reasons: more than one Lake County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, and given the potential impact on high-risk populations, it is imperative that all appropriate steps b...

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