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Declaration of Local Emergency - COVID 19, City of Fairfax, Virginia

Post Date:03/18/2020

The following declaration was adopted by the Mayor and City Council on Tuesday, March 17 (click here to download the PDF)





WHEREAS, the Governor of Virginia has declared a state of emergency and the President of the United States has issued a Declaration of National Emergency, in each case due to the current COVID-19 outbreak; and 


WHEREAS, the City Manager, as the Director of Emergency Management of the City of Fairfax, Virginia (the “City”) has determined that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is desirable that a coordinated response by City officials, departments and employees is, and continues to be, warranted and that a Declaration of Local Emergency is appropriate. 


NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DECLARED, that a local emergency exists within the municipal boundaries of the City effective as of 10  a.m. on March 16, 2020; and 


IT IS HEREBY FURTHER DECLARED AND ORDERED, that this Declaration of Local Emergency shall remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on June 10, 2020, unless and if sooner rescinded by the undersigned or by appropriate action of the City Council of the City, as provided by law.  While this Declaration of Local Emergency remains in effect, the functions, obligations, rights, powers and duties of the Director of Emergency Management, and all City officials, departments and employees, shall be as prescribed by Title 44, Chapter 3.2 of the Code of Virginia, the Code of the City, the City Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), and any other applicable laws, regulations and declarations pertaining to this emergency, as the same currently exist or may be promulgated. 

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