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Emergency Preparedness and Security

The City has enacted several emergency orders related to the coronavirus outbreak. The emergency orders are permitted under the City's ongoing local emergency proclamation. The orders are listed below:

  • 2020-01: Emergency Purchases
    • This order permits the City to make emergency purchases needed for coronavirus response.
  • 2020-02: NACC Shelter
    • This order allows the Northside Aztlan Community Center to be used as an emergency shelter
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-03: Fare Suspension
    • This order suspends fare collection on Transfort.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-05: RV Camping
    • This order temporarily allow people to occupy recreational vehicles parked on private property for living, working, or sleeping purposes in order to provide more options for social distancing and physical quarantine.
    • Read the press release here.
    • This order was updated to clarify that recreational vehicle includes other vehicles like campers and pop-up campers. (2020-5A).
    • This order ended on April 14, 2021. (Termination Order).
  • 2020-06: Drive Up Religious Services
    • This order allows religious organizations to hold outdoor drive up services in which worshipers must remain in their enclosed vehicles. 
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-10: Myrtle Street Shelter
    • This order allows a building on Myrtle Street to be used as a shelter for those experiencing homelessness.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-11: Yard Waste Collection
    • This order allows solid waste providers to delay curbside residential yard waste collection until June 1.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-12: Transfort Services
    • This order allows Transfort to change routes, service frequency, and fare pricing to respond to ongoing fluctuations in ridership and the needs of the City.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-13: Contractor Licensing Changes
    • This order temporarily allows applicants for contractor licensing to use certification from the 2009 version of the International Building Code to apply for licenses with the City.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-14: Seasonal Overflow Shelter Exemption
    • This order allows the Community of Christ church on Oak Street to be used as a shelter outside of the normal November to April seasonal timeframe.
    • Read the related press release here.
  • 2020-15: Face Covering Requirement
    • This order requires the use of face coverings in most buildings open to the public.
    • This order was amended on May 5 and May 28, 2020. See the most recent amended order here
  • 2020-16: CDBG Process
    • This order allows for an expedited process for the disbursement of Community Development Block Grant Funds allocated for coronavirus-related relief.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-17A: Temporary Outdoor Dining
    • This order continues temporary outdoor dining and retail as long as emergency orders are in place (enacted Sept. 25, 2020).
    • Read the press release here