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Record No: Res 31938    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/16/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION modifying the March 14, 2020 emergency order relating to residential evictions.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Attachments: 1. Ex A - Emergency Order Issued March 14, 2020, 2. Ex B - Modified Emergency Order v3, 3. Ex B - Modified Emergency Order v1
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Resolution Amendment (added; 3/16/20), 3. Proposed Amendment - Ex B (added 3/16/20, 4. Proposed Substitute - Ex B (added; 3/16/20), 5. Signed Resolution 31938
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION modifying the March 14, 2020 emergency order relating to residential evictions.
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WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, directing state agencies to use all resources necessary to prepare for and respond to the outbreak; and
WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020 the Mayor proclaimed a civil emergency related to the spread of COVID-19, authorizing the Mayor to exercise the emergency powers necessary for the protection of the public peace, safety, and welfare; and
WHEREAS, on March 5, 2020 the Council adopted Resolution 31937 affirming the civil emergency, modifying orders transmitted by the Mayor related to the emergency, and establishing Council's expectations related to future orders and reporting by the Mayor during the civil emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee amended his emergency order to prohibit gatherings of 250 people or more for social, spiritual and recreational activities including, but not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades; concerts; festivals; conventions; fundraisers; and similar activities; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that all schools in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties will close through April 24, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, Public Health - Seattle and King County confirmed 270 cases of COVID-19, including 27 deaths, in King County; and
WHEREAS, in light of COVID-19 spreading person-to-person and particularly between people who are in close contact with one another, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that: those who are mildly ill self-isolate by staying home, avoiding public areas, and avoiding transportation; sensitive populations avoid people who are sick; and everyone practice self-distancing; and
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