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Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-005 <br />Page 2 of 6 <br />WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33- <br />20, requiring all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place <br />of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical <br />infrastructure sectors ("Stay at Home Order"); <br />WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020 the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure <br />Security Agency issued guidance identifying 14 critical infrastructure sectors whose <br />workers provide services and functions that are essential to support a strong response to <br />the COVID-19 outbreak; <br />WHEREAS, on April 14, 2020, Governor Newsom outlined six factors that the <br />State of California would consider when modifying the Stay at Home Order including: (1) <br />the ability to test, contact trace, isolate, and support the exposed; (2) the ability to protect <br />those at high risk for COVID-19; (3) the surge capacity for hospital and health systems; <br />(4) the therapeutic development to meet the demand; (5) the ability of businesses, <br />schools, and childcare facilities to support physical distancing; and (6) a determination of <br />when to reinstitute measures like Stay at Home; <br />WHEREAS, on April 28 2020, Governor Newsom announced four "Resilience <br />Roadmap Stages" that the State of California would use to guide its gradual reopening <br />process, which consists of the following four stages: Stage 1, Safety and Preparedness; <br />Stage 2, Lower Risk Workplaces; Stage 3, Higher Risk Workplaces; and Stage 4, End of <br />Stay at Home Order; <br />WHEREAS, on May 4, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that, beginning May <br />8, 2020, the State of California would move from Stage 1, which had been in place <br />statewide since the issuance of the Stay at Home Order, to Stage 2, which is the gradual <br />re -opening of some lower risk workplaces; <br />WHEREAS, COVID-19 has been detected in millions of people worldwide, <br />including, as of May 13, 2020, 130 cases in the City, and is primarily spread from person <br />to person; <br />WHEREAS, COVID-19 is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is <br />essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private <br />health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and <br />safety; <br />WHEREAS, as commercial businesses and religious institutions in the City begin <br />to re -open, it is critical that they do so in a manner where social distancing is maintained <br />to limit the spread of COVID-19; <br />