From the City of Fremont: March 13, 2020 City Manager Mark Danaj has proclaimed a local emergency for the City of Fremont today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this emergency declaration is to give the City legal authority and flexibility to mobilize resources in response to this unprecedented public health threat for the protection of the community. The action will also help ensure critical services and operations continue. Additionally, it allows the City to request mutual aid from regional, State, and other governmental entities. Prior to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) escalation of COVID-19 to a global pandemic, the City of Fremont activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on March 3, 2020, and has been actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19. The City has taken measures to limit the number of people in the same room of a public meeting, cancelled or postponed City-sponsored events and community meetings, as well as canceled or postponed all non-essential work-related travel and attendance at meetings and conferences for City employees. Social distancing measures are also now in place at various public counters throughout City Hall and City buildings. “Given the challenges this disease is causing, we are working to… Read full this story
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