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 Bell Edwards issued
Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2O2O 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 City of DeQuincy in Calcasieu Parish may be greatly affected or has
been 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 City of DeQuincy and threaten the safety and security of the citizens of the city of DeQuincy; and
WHEREAS, THE City of DeQuincy 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 City of DeQuincy 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 lT RESOLVED that beginning on March 13, 2020 and continuing until April 13,2020, pursuant to the authority granted in La. R.S.29:737, a State of Public Health Emergency is hereby declared for the City of DeQuincy.
Thus done and signed on this the 31st day of March, 2020.
Run: April 1, 2020 (A-2)