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Coronavirus emergency declared in Wasco

Ortiz-Hernandez says city "potentially unable to adequately respond


Last updated 3/16/2020 at 8:35pm

Under the authority of the City Council, City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernadez has declared a local emergency.

Ortiz-Hernandez, who also serves as the city's director of emergency services, cited national and state declarations as "conditions of extreme peril" that are "likely to be beyond the the control of services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the city."

His proclamation Monday noted that "the City of Wasco has limited staffing and resources that would be severely impacted and potentially unable to adequately respond" to the emergency.

The declaration eases the city's access to available funding from the California Disaster Assistance Act, the Small Business Administration, and/or any other funding available.

The declaration is limited to seven days, unless ratified and extended by the City Council.


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