Grantsville City Council is expected to extend the City’s “Proclamation of Emergency” because of the COVID-19 pandemic until Aug. 30.
The proclamation would be extended because the United States Center for Disease Control has identified the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 both globally and in the United States as “high” and has advised the person-to-person spread of COVID-19 will continue to occur globally and in the United States.
The proclamation indicates that the Utah Department of Health has identified COVID-19 in both the State of Utah and Tooele County and declared that community transmission significantly increases the risk of exposure and infection to the general public, creating an extreme public health risk that will spread quickly.
The proclamation refers to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Executive Order on March 6, declaring a state of emergency in Utah due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and due to local earthquakes.
The resolution states these conditions create a “State of Emergency” within the intent of the “Disaster Response and Recovery Act,” and necessitates that Grantsville City proclaim a local emergency.