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Res 20-13 Declaring a Disaster due to a Pulic Health EmergencyTOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION NO.20-13 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, DECLARING A DISASTER DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IN THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS. WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization Director General declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and advised countries to prepare for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing, and prevention of onward spread of the disease; and WHEREAS, the symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath; and outcomes have ranged from mild to severe illness and in some cases death; and WHEREAS, COVID-19 spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and WHEREAS, continuous spread of the disease presents an imminent threat of widespread illness or loss of life resulting from a global pandemic and other public calamity resulting therefrom, which requires emergency action; and WHEREAS, Governor Greg Abbott issued a State of Disaster for all Texas counties for COVID-19 on March 13, 2020; and WHEREAS, County Judge Glen Whitley issued a Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency for Tarrant County for COVID-19 on March 13, 2020 and Judge Andy Eads issued a Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency for Denton County for COVID-19 on March 13, 2020, and the Town will adhere to the recommendations as set forth in accordance with the Tarrant and Denton County declarations; and WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Westlake has determined that due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, extraordinary measures must be taken to prevent and to alleviate the suffering of the people of Westlake and to protect the public health and safety. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That a local state of disaster for public health emergency is hereby declared for the Town of Westlake, Texas, pursuant to Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code. Resolution 20-13 Page 1 of 2 SECTION 2: That this declaration of local disaster shall be in effect until the Tarrant and Denton County orders expire, unless earlier terminated by the Town Council, or may be continued or extended as deemed necessary by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas. SECTION 3: Pursuant to Section 418.108(d) of the Texas Government Code this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the Town of Westlake's participation in the Tarrant County Emergency Plan. SECTION 4: That this declaration of local disaster shall be filed promptly with the Town Secretary and shall be given prompt and general publicity. SECTION 4: If any portion of this Resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. SECTION 5: That this Resolution shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 18t' DAY OF MAY 2020. ATTEST: ToM Wood, Town Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: L. Stanton Lowry, Town Attorney Laura Wheat, Mayor dmao� L A1� Amanda DeGan, Town Manager Resolution 20-13 Page 2 of 2