Rescue to decide to end local emergency from COVID-19 pandemic
Rescue to decide to end local emergency from COVID-19 pandemic

Rescue to decide to end local emergency from COVID-19 pandemic

As cases of COVID-19 continue to decline, Redding City Council on Tuesday will vote on whether to end the city’s local emergency in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board was to approve the proposal with four-fifths votes.

The issue comes before the Council almost two years to the day after the Council’s approval on 17 March 2020 of a resolution declaring a state of emergency related to COVID-19.

And on March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a nationwide order to stay home to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Since then, Mayor Barry Tippin has been the director of emergency services, coordinating planning, emergency preparedness and response to the disease. The Council has voted monthly to continue the emergency.

As of Friday, there have been 559 COVID-19 deaths reported in Shasta County since March 2020. Hospitals across the state have recently seen significant declines in COVID-19 patient numbers.


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