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File #: 2021-1384    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 4/9/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 4/13/2021 Final action: 4/13/2021
Enactment date: 4/13/2021 Enactment #: 255
Effective date: 4/14/2021    
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-nine (29) additional days thereby making the Declaration effective until May 11th, 2021; in response to the ongoing public health emergency associated with the spread of coronavirus.
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Attachments: 1. 2021-1384 Cover Ltr COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Mayor Letter 5.11.21, 2. 2021-1384 Exhibit A-Emergency Declaration, 3. Summary 2021-1384

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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-nine (29) additional days thereby making the Declaration effective until May 11th, 2021; in response to the ongoing public health emergency associated with the spread of coronavirus.

 

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WHEREAS, 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 renewed the Declaration to remain in effect until April 10th, May 5th, May 12th, May 19th, May 26th, June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th, July 7th, August 25th, September 8th, October 6th, November 10th, and December 10th, 2020, January 12th, 2021, February 16th, 2021, March 16th, 2021, and April 13th, 2021 via Resolutions 140, 139, 162, 214, 217, 225, 249, 261, 271, 281, 310, 319, 433, 456, 514, 581, and 631 of 2020 and 9, 123, and 193 of 2021, respectively; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued on February 19th, 2021 an amendment to the Governor’s original Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated March 6th, 2020, to extend the duration of the Order for 90 days until Saturday, May 23rd, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant the Governor’s Proclamation in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Disease Prevention and Control Act, the Governor’s Office and Pennsylvania Department of Health have since issued various orders, providing directives and guidance to businesses and the public to reduce the spread of COVID-19; and

 

WHEREAS, the Allegheny County Health Department Director reported on April 7, 2021 reported  that Allegheny County is experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City Pittsburgh believes that the Declaration of Emergency should be extended for a period not-to-exceed twenty-nine (29) 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 the appropriate means 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-nine (29) days.

 

 

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

 

Section 1.                     The Declaration of Emergency, ratified by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh on March 17th, 2020, attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit A, is hereby extended and renewed by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for a period of twenty-nine (29) from April 13th, 2021 to May 11th, 2021, unless terminated earlier, in accordance with all applicable law including City of Pittsburgh Code §113.03 and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code at 35 Pa. C.S. § 7501.