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File #: 2020-0264    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 4/3/2020 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Enactment date: 4/7/2020 Enactment #: 162
Effective date: 4/7/2020    
Title: Resolution providing for further renewal by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh of a Declaration of Disaster Emergency, ratified by Council on March 17th, 2020; to extend the effectiveness of the Declaration for twenty-six (26) additional days thereby making the Declaration effective until May 5th; in response to the ongoing public health emergency associated with the spread of coronavirus.
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Attachments: 1. Summary 2020-0264, 2. 2020-0264 - Cover Letter - COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Mayor Letter, 3. 2020-0264-Exhibit A-Emergency Declaration
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Resolution providing for further renewal by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh of a Declaration of Disaster Emergency, ratified by Council on March 17th, 2020; to extend the effectiveness of the Declaration for twenty-six (26) additional days thereby making the Declaration effective until May 5th; in response to the ongoing public health emergency associated with the spread of coronavirus.

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WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh issued a Declaration of Emergency ("Declaration") in response to the existing public health emergency associated with the spread of COVID-19 on March 13th, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh ratified the Declaration on March 17th, 2020 and also renewed the Declaration to remain in effect until April 10, 2020 via Resolutions 140 and 139 of 2020 respectively; and

WHEREAS, since that time, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued "Stay-At-Home" orders for various counties throughout the state including Allegheny County extending their effectiveness until April 30th, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States announced the extension until April 30th of the social distancing guidelines promulgated by the President in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City Pittsburgh believes that this Declaration of Emergency should be extended for a period not-to-exceed twenty-six (26) days from the date of potential expiration, subject to further renewal of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh at such time, in order to provide the City of Pittsburgh with an appropriate timeframe to address the existing public health emergency associated with the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, as a result, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh wishes to renew the Mayor's Declaration of Emergency for a period not-to-exceed twenty-six (26) days.


Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Declaration of Emergenc...

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