FPLG COVID-19 RESPONSE
[UPDATE: May 21, 2020]
Gov. Gavin Newsom has just announced more progress in easing some of the statewide Stage 2 phase of the COVID-19 orders that began in early May. Certain rural counties were given permission at that time to reopen some activities.
The May 18th state orders allow other areas to open up a bit and to submit plans for approval. San Diego County submitted a plan on May 19th, that was approved by California on May 20th.
This is a rapidly developing – and complex – story that we’ll update frequently.
[April 1, 2020]
“This is an extraordinary time for the rule of law, when all citizens must keep advised of rapidly changing and electronically disseminated pronouncements affecting how they live and work.”
In addition to laws and rules from the federal and state governments, every person or entity in a local area must pay careful attention to their city and county authorities who have some say about matters including personal restrictions as well as special benefits like moratoria from evictions. There are also special funds available at the local level.
A fundamental challenge, though, is determining which of several overlapping rules may apply. There are no easy answers at this time.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
- COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO COVID-19 Variance Attestation: Proposal for Accelerated Implementation of California’s Roadmap to Modify the Stay-At-Home Order May 19, 2020 [Note: approved by CA on 5/20/20]
L.A. County aims to reopen by July 4, but must rely on data and science, official warns (May 19, 2020) Colleen Shalby, Rong-Gong Lin II & Sarah Parvini, The Los Angeles Times
County OKs in-person dining, retail; asks governor to approve pilot program (May 19, 2020) Charles T. Clark, The San Diego Union-Tribune
County Board of Supervisors expected to vote on pilot program (May 19, 2020) Gary Warth, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mayor Faulconer To Announce San Diego’s Reopening Plan Tuesday (May 4, 2020) Marissa Cabrera & Maureen Cavanaugh, KPBS
A pivotal week for California reopening, as communities and businesses revolt against Newsom (May 4, 2020) Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II & Colleen Shalby, The Los Angeles Times
Coronavirus Disease 2019, (Daily Updates) San Diego County
Coronavirus Information, (Daily Updates) San Diego County Health & Human Services
Coronavirus Updates (Daily Updates), KPBS Live Blog
Stay home except for essential needs (updated April 26, 2020) County of San Diego
Why County Officials Aren’t Very Excited About $334M From the CARES Act (April 24, 2020) Ashly McGlone, Voice of San Diego
- City Website Overwhelmed By Small Businesses Seeking Coronavirus Relief Funding (March 30, 2020) Andrew Bowen, KPBS
- California State and Local COVID-19 Orders (March 22, 2020) Robert A. James, Esq., Brian E. Finch, Esq., Callie A. Bjurstrom, Esq., & Amanda G. Halter, Esq., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Mayor Faulconer Declares State of Emergency in San Diego (March 12, 2020) Rafael Avitabile et al, NBC San Diego