Guadalupe declares local emergency in response to coronavirus

Posted at 11:05 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 14:05:40-04

Guadalupe's City Administrator has declared a local public emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City Council is expected to ratify the declaration at the Tuesday, March 24 council meeting.

The action will accelerate emergency planning, streamline staffing, and allow for reimbursement by the state and federal governments.

City officials say there are no reported cases of the novel coronavirus in Guadalupe at this time and the city has been working to prevent its spread to the community and implement containment efforts should residents test positive.

"We are prepared and continue to plan to address any possible spread of the coronavirus," said Mayor Ariston Julian. "We continue to take proactive measures that will protect, treat and care for our residents, especially those most vulnerable."

Click here to learn more about the city's efforts.