03/31/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/31/2020 11:17
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, a state of emergency related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared in the City of Clearlake. While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 yet in Clearlake or Lake County, the Declaration will allow city officials to facilitate the mobilization of local resources and gives us the ability to coordinate interagency response, accelerate procurement of vital supplies, use mutual aid, and allow for future reimbursement by the state and federal governments.
Preparation is critical to successfully responding to COVID-19. As stated by the Center for Disease Control, social distancing is a vital component of preventing the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing the risk of exposure. The situation surrounding COVID-19 is rapidly changing and we are implementing measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. To that end, I am announcing the closure of City Hall to the public effective immediately and continuing until further notice This closure includes both the lobby of the administrative offices and the police department lobby. The City will attempt to facilitate normal business through phone calls, email, and video conferencing as necessary.
The City's priority during this declared emergency is to continue to protect the public, as well as our employees so we may continue to serve, by limiting the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding and your patience.
Please call (707) 994-8201 for questions or accommodations in conducting City business.