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BEFORE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF <br /> MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br /> RE: EXTEND DECLARATION ) <br /> OF MASON COUNTY ) <br /> AS A DISASTER AREA ) // <br /> 2020-32 ) RESOLUTION# 2020 <br /> WHEREAS,for the last 140 days(starting January 27, 2020)there has been COVID-19 <br /> pandemic culminating on April 7,2020,in a disaster by creating multiple confirmed positive cases in parts <br /> of Mason County; and, <br /> WHEREAS,this COVID-19 pandemic has caused local resources to be exhausted or about to <br /> be exhausted, said resources are still depleted; and, <br /> WHEREAS,there is a present emergency which necessitates activation of the Mason County <br /> Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan(CEMP), Public Health Emergency Activation <br /> Functional Plan, and utilization of emergency powers granted pursuant to RCS 36.40.180 and RCW <br /> 38.52.070(2); and, <br /> WHEREAS,a viral pandemic(Coronavirus)has and still is occurring to all residents and staff <br /> of Mason County resulting in the need for assistance to impacted citizens to quarantine and/or <br /> medically isolate with a focus of providing assistance for medical surges resulting in the need for <br /> emergency sheltering, funding, staffing and relaxed time frames throughout the county; and, <br /> WHEREAS,this disaster has caused and will cause an undetermined amount of financial, <br /> emotional and long-lasting impacts to citizens,businesses and public entities in Mason County, and, <br /> WHEREAS, severity and magnitude of this disaster/pandemic is beyond the capability of <br /> local resources; <br /> NOW,THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED <br /> SECTION 1. It is hereby declared by the Board of Mason County Commissioners that,in <br /> accordance with the terms and conditions of RCW 36.40.180, the emergency remains due to the <br /> above stated conditions in Mason County; therefore,the Board declare that Mason County remain a <br /> disaster area and extend the disaster declaration an additional (90)days from the date of the <br /> adoption of this declaration unless specifically extended by the Board. <br /> SECTION 2. It hereby also removes Section 4 from the Disaster Declaration 2020-32; <br /> "Such authorization shall include unannounced entry and access onto and about <br /> private property, where such entry and access shall not violate those constitutional privacy <br /> and property rights under an emergency declaration." <br /> 1 <br />