News Release: 7/30/2020

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July 30, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
July 23rd, 2020
 
KING CITY ADOPTS CITATION PROCESS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF REQUIREMENT TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS
 
Today the City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance establishing a process for issuing citations to those that do not comply with the requirement to wear face coverings while at work, in businesses and around other people as instituted by Order of the Governor and County Health Officer.   The Ordinance becomes effective immediately. 
 
The action was taken in order to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 in response to concerns regarding the current rate of new cases and hospitalizations.  The City will continue to seek compliance primarily through public education.  According to City Manager Steve Adams: “Most of the community has responded extremely well to the changes required during this difficult time and the City is very appreciative, but we need to continue to improve since cases continue to increase.”  The new Ordinance is designed to provide another tool for the Police Department to effectively enforce these measures with individuals who refuse to comply voluntarily in order to protect public health.   
 
Since the pandemic began, the City has implemented an extensive number of measures involving enforcement of the County Health Officer’s orders, safety of City facilities and staff, public health and education, business assistance, and public assistance.  An update, list of efforts and related information can be found in the latest COVID-19 Update Report in the COVID-19 section of the City’s website at www.kingcity.com.
 
According to Mayor Mike LeBarre: “It is important that we all make these temporary sacrifices in order to protect each other’s health and to enable businesses to stay open so people can continue to work.”
 
For more information, contact Steve Adams at 831-386-5917.
Contact:
Steve Adams, City Manager
sadams@kingcity.com, 831-386-5917