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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Precautionary Declaration of Public Health Emergency

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FULL COLOR SEAL_pngPrecautionary Declaration of Public Health Emergency by Kingsland Mayor Day

WHEREAS, The City of Kingsland, Georgia acknowledges the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a Global Pandemic and Public Health Emergency of International Concern; and

WHEREAS: President Donald Trump declared a Federal Public Health Emergency for the United States of America on March 13, 2020 and subsequently Governor Brian Kemp declared a Public Health Emergency for the State of Georgia on March 14, 2020; and

WHEREAS: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new and contagious disease that causes severe acute respiratory illness and can spread among humans through respiratory transmission; and

WHEREAS: The Center of Disease Control (“CDC”) has issued guidance on the emerging and rapidly evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic including how to protect oneself from this illness; and the CDC currently recommends mitigation measures including social distancing and limiting public gatherings to fewer than fifty (50) persons, and

WHEREAS: Camden County, in conjunction with the Cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine declared a Public Health Emergency March 16, 2020 to allow local agencies to thoroughly prepare for any eventuality related to public health needs and deploy additional resources to assist if necessary;

It is Therefore Ordered:  that the City of Kingsland is hereby placed under a declaration of public emergency. I hereby authorize staff to waive the surcharge for online utility payments, limit public interaction, and close specified offices when necessary while ensuring continuity of operations and service to the public.

Dr. C. Grayson Day, Jr., Mayor


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