IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING JUNE 23, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING
This meeting is being conducted utilizing teleconferencing and electronic means consistent with State of California Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020, regarding the Brown Act and COVID-19 pandemic. Pending no technical difficulties, the Council meeting will be streamed (for observation only) via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/TheCityOfExeter/.
On Monday May 4th, Governor Newsome announced that entry into Stage 2 of modifying the Stay-at-Home Order would be imminent, but has not occurred yet. Due to variations of the COVID-19 impact across the State the Governor issued criteria today to assist each County in evaluating their individual circumstances and determine how they may responsibly advance through Stage 2 and modify their current orders.
Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (TCHHSA) is currently reviewing the criteria provided by the Governor and trying to quickly develop a plan for phasing in Stage 2 modifications while meeting the criteria. This process is anticipated to occur over the next few days resulting in revised County orders. Tulare County maintains a COVID-19 webpage that will provide revised information and orders as they are available.
We know that many in the public are anxious to begin reopening and it appears that the State and County are moving in that direction, but in a responsible manner. Violating the current orders could potentially have the effect of setting back control of COVID-19 and the progress of reopening. In addition, the County and State hold licenses and other forms of authorization for businesses and violating their current orders could potentially impact businesses through licensing.
The City has appreciated the voluntary compliance with the State and County orders thus far and encourages continued voluntary compliance as progress is being made.
Adam Ennis City Administrator City Of Exeter
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City of Exeter COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease Update:
The City of Exeter remains committed to protecting and preserving the health and safety of our community as the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation continues to evolve.
State of California and Tulare County Public Health Officials are requiring all events or gatherings of more than 250 people be canceled or postponed and has recommended canceling events of less than 250. Gatherings less than 250 held in venues that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person should be postponed or canceled. For events of less than 250 that are not cancelled, handwashing/hand sanitizing stations must be provided and participants encouraged to be mindful of social distancing. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and those with compromised immune systems, should be limited to no more than 10 people.
The City of Exeter continues to work closely with public health officials as well as our partner agencies in Public Safety and municipal services. As the situation continues to develop, we will be taking precautionary steps when necessary and appropriate to minimize risk to our community and staff. It is possible that some of these precautionary steps will result in some temporary inconveniences as well as reduced and postponed services, for which we apologize.
Regarding Exeter City Services:
For Utility Bill Payment, residents are encouraged to pay by mail, drop box or online, although City Offices are currently remaining open.
Customers needing services from City Administration should go to the Police Department lobby. For Public Works Department services call (559) 592-3318.
The Exeter Police Department continues its normal operations and is responding to all calls for law enforcement services.
City recreation programs are being postponed and future notices will be provided when they are resumed.
As a result of precautionary measures taking place throughout Tulare County, several events have been postponed or cancelled.
To stay current with safety tips and precautionary information, as well as the current status of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the County of Tulare Public Health Department are two of the best resources for accurate and reliable information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV or www.tchhsa.org.