Pursuant to section 2.52.070(A.) of the Imperial Beach Municipal Code, City Council Resolution No. 2020-13, and City Council Resolution No. 2020-16, the Imperial Beach Director of Emergency Services (“Emergency Director”):

INSTRUCTS AS FOLLOWS:

Effective 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, and continuing in effect until further action by the City Council at their next regularly scheduled meeting (May 6, 2020):

1. Authority.

a. These instructions are issued by the Emergency Director for an interim period until the City Council can take formal action at their next regular meeting scheduled for May 6, 2020.

b. These instructions are inclusive and in consideration of direction provided by the San Diego County Department of Health. Any modification from the San Diego County Department of Health are to address local situations, and may be more restrictive, but in no case are intended to be less restrictive than any Health Order issued by the San Diego County Department of Health.

2. Face Coverings.

a. Essential Workers with Public Contact. All essential public and private workers and volunteers who have contact with the public within the City boundaries shall wear a face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance issued on April 1, 2020:https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Face-Coverings-Guidance.aspx).

b. Essential Workers Who Prepare Food. All essential public and private workers and volunteers who prepare food within the City boundaries for consumption by the public shall, while preparing such food, wear a face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance issued on April 1, 2020:https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Face-Coverings-Guidance.aspx).

c. Members of the Public Who Enter Essential Businesses. All members of the public who enter essential business facilities shall, during their time in the business facility or service area, wear a face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance issued on April 1, 2020: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Face-Coverings-Guidance.aspx). For purposes of this section, the term “business facility or service area” shall include any line established for entrance into such business facility or service area.

d. Members of the Public Who Enter City Parks. In accordance with the submitted parks reopening plan, all members of the public who enter City parks that are open shall, during their time in the City park, wear a face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance issued on April 1, 2020:https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Face-Coverings-Guidance.aspx

e. Physical Distancing Guidelines Remain in Place.Prior State, County and City guidance regarding the need maintain physical distancing when not sheltering in place remain in full force and effect. When in public areas, there should be at least a six (6) foot separation from others even while wearing a face covering.

f. Responsibility for Compliance. All individuals governed by the above-described face covering requirements shall be personally responsible for their own compliance. In addition, business owners and managers shall be responsible for assuring compliance with the above-described face covering requirements for workers, volunteers, and members of the public within their respective business facilities and service areas; such responsibility shall include, as necessary, refusing admission or service to any member of the public who fails to wear a face covering when entering the business facility or service area.

GENERAL PROVISIONS:

3. These instructions are issued as a result of a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic declared by the World Health Organization on January 30, 2020, a Public Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 virus declared by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services on January 31, 2020, and all subsequent State of California and San Diego County Department of Health Orders.

4. As of the date of these instructions, the COVID-19 virus continues to represent a danger to the Imperial Beach community (to persons and property including both physical and economic harm) Because the City is responsible for the Health, Safety and General Welfare of ALL residents and visitors, these actions are necessary to reduce the number of individuals who will be exposed to COVID-19 and will thereby slow the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Imperial Beach. Reducing the spread of COVID-19 will save lives and increase public safety to persons and property and reduce both physical and economic harm.

5. These instructions are issued in accordance with, and incorporate by reference: the Proclamation of Local Emergency issued by the Imperial Beach Director of Emergency Services on March 13, 2020; City Council Resolution No. 2020-13; City Council ResolutionNo. 2020-16; the Declaration of Local Health Emergency issued by the County of San Diego Health Officer on February 14, 2020; the County of San Diego Order of the Health Officer and Emergency Regulations (Effective April 9, 2020); the Proclamation of a State of Emergency issued by the Governor of the State of California on March 4, 2020; Executive Order N-25-20 issued by the Governor of the State of California on March 12, 2020; Executive Order N-29-20 issued by the Governor of the State of California on March 17, 2020; Executive Order N-33-20 issued by the Governor of the State of California on March 19, 2020; COVID-19 guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health on Face Coverings Guidance issued on April 1, 2020; and Proclamation 9984 regarding COVID-19 issued by the President of the United States on March 11, 2020.

6. These instructions come after the release of substantial guidance from the County of San Diego Health Officer, the California Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other public health officials throughout the United States and around the world.

7. The Emergency Director is hereby exercising authority to make and issue rules and regulations reasonably related to the protection of life and property, pursuant to Imperial Beach Municipal Code section 2.52.070(A), subject to confirmation of the City Council at the earliest practical time.8. Violations of the regulations contained in Section 2 above may be enforced to the maximum extent authorized by law as set forth in Imperial Beach Municipal Code section2.52.130 and Health and Safety Code section 120295.

SO INSTRUCTED, BY:

Andy Hall, City Manager/Director of Emergency Services

John French, Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Services

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