To address the quickly evolving COVID-19 threat, Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson today declared a local emergency in the City of Lafayette, effective immediately. (Read the Mayor’s full Emergency Proclamation HERE.)
As a result of the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation, City Manager Niroop Srivatsa directed that City Offices be closed to the public through the end of March 2020 to protect residents and city staff from possible exposure to the virus.
The Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation comes following declarations of emergency from California Governor Gavin Newsom and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.
Today, Governor Newsom issued new directives to slow the spread of COVID-19 in California, including:
- Home isolation for everyone over 65 or with chronic illnesses;
- Closing all bars, nightclubs, wineries, and brewpubs Statewide;
- Keeping restaurants open but reducing occupancy by half to facilitate social distancing;
- Moving homeless people from encampments to hotels and motels; and
- For nursing homes, no visitors will be allowed except in end-of-life situations.