Pursuant to a local emergency proclamation to be presented for ratification by the Seaside City Council at their March 19 Council meeting, City Manager Craig Malin announced a number of public health initiatives to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The overall effort is focused on Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) directives to reduce crowds and following social distancing guidelines to keep people engaged in social activities at least six feet from each other. Accordingly, City recreation programs and use of facilities where adequate social distancing cannot be maintaining will be suspended through April 10, at the earliest. City meetings will be moved to locations where social distancing can be maintained, and the City will facilitate public involvement through electronic means. The March 19 City Council meeting will be held at the Oldemeyer Center, with provisions for in-person through socially distant communication and off-site participation via emails submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org up to the agenda item being heard and/or comments via our YouTube meeting videos.
City public safety, public works, permitting, inspection and support functions are continuing, consistent with a continuity of operations plan. Incorporating social distancing, visible hygiene measures, and the opportunity for electronic participation in the case of meetings, the following programs are also continuing at this time, but are subject to change:
These actions are being taken based on the best information we have at this time from public health officials and mandates from the federal and state level. The City is in daily communication with County, MPUSD and surrounding municipal officials to coordinate actions. We will continue to update our operations as more information becomes available.
These measures will cause some level of disruption. We request your patience as they are intended to protect all of us by limiting opportunities for exposure, so we can lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Effective immediately, the following practices and protocols are also established:
Please remember that all these actions are intended to protect all of us, by limiting opportunities for exposure, so we can lessen the virus’ spread.
Stay calm, help those in need, wash your hands and take care.
The City of Seaside will remain vigilant in cleaning common areas in our public spaces such as bathrooms, water faucets, meeting rooms, playground equipment to minimize the spread of germs. All residents are encouraged take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases.