City of Tehachapi declares local emergency

-- Submitted by Key Budge, community engagement specialist for the City of Tehachapi


March 14, 2020

Effective immediately, the City of Tehachapi has declared a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 health crisis following Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order (N-33-20) which includes a statewide stay-at-home order to all Californians.

Mayor Susan Wiggins signed Resolution No. 11-20 on Friday, March 20. The declaration must now be ratified by the City Council at a special meeting within the next seven days. Information on the date and time of that meeting will be sent at least 24 hours in advance and will utilize remote access for councilmembers and the public.

The City of Tehachapi urges compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home order.

It is important to note that this declaration will not impact essential services such as Tehachapi Police, Kern County Fire (contracted), as well as water, sewer and trash services.

The City of Tehachapi continues working closely with the Kern County Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the County of Kern and the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, receiving regular updates as we work together to flatten the curve of COVID-19.


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