LOCAL EMERGENCY PROCLAIMED RELATED TO COVID-19
The City Council adopted a resolution proclaiming the existence of a local emergency in the City of Buena Park related to COVID-19. This declaration authorizes the City Manager to request State and Federal assistance if necessary. Read the resolution:
Resolution Proclaiming a Local Emergency regarding Covid-19
On March 17, 2020, City Council adopted a city law prohibiting evictions for tenants of residential and commercial properties unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19.
Read the full urgency ordinance of the City Council for the City of Buena Park, California, enacting a moratorium on evictions for tenants of residential and commercial properties in the City.
Read urgency ordinance here
Mayor Smith's Message March 20, 2020:
Emergency City Council Meeting - March 17, 2020
How is the City of Buena Park responding?
- April 14 Regular Council Meeting will be held, and will be accessible to the public via phone or online platforms. Contact the City Clerk's Office (714) 562-3754 to make arrangements to participate in these public meetings.
- Commission and Committee meetings are canceled.
- The City has canceled all nonessential City-sponsored events/programs
Update from California Governor Newsom March 19, 2020:
The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools; and construction, including housing construction.
Read the full Executive Order here (pdf).
Essential services will remain open such as:
- Gas stations
- Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
- Laundromats/laundry services
Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.
What is closed?
- Dine-in restaurants
- Bars and nightclubs
- Entertainment venues
- Gyms and fitness studios
- Public events and gatherings
- Convention Centers
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol
- Wash or sanitize your hands before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you’re sick
You can find more information from the OC Health Care Agency here.