PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY – COVID-19
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C 1601, et seq., has declared that the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constitutes a national emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2020 regarding the Public Health Emergency – COVID-19, declaring an imminent threat posed to Louisiana citizens by the virus, creating emergency conditions that threaten the lives and health of the citizens of the State of Louisiana, pursuant to La. R.S. 29:766; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Harrisonburg in Catahoula Parish may be greatly affected by the virus “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes, Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19), and the disease may pose an imminent threat to the Village of Harrisonburg and threaten the safety and security of the citizens of the Village of Harrisonburg; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Harrisonburg may activate any necessary emergency plans and activities in response to this event and that this may exceed the Parish’s capability to respond to this possibly life threatening crisis, and as such the Village of Harrisonburg takes this measure in order to participate in any response and recovery plan administered by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and their power to act as administrator, as per La. R.S. 29:767, and pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance Act as amended, La R. S. 29:721, et seq.;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that beginning on April 8, 2020, and continuing April 30, 2020, or as extended by any subsequent Proclamation, unless terminated sooner. Pursuant to the authority granted in La. R.S. 29:737, at State of Public Health Emergency is hereby declared for the Village of Harrisonburg. Thus, done and signed on this 8th, day of April, 2020.