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January 8, 2021 9:21 AM




WHEREAS, a novel coronavirus known as “COVID-19” has been declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and,

WHEREAS, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has declared a National Emergency under the Stafford Act; and,

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, on March 6, 2020, declared a Disaster Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this Proclamation of Disaster Emergency has since been renewed by amendment on March 6, 2020, June 3, 2020, August 31, 2020 and again on November 24, 2020, effective for ninety days thereafter; and,

WHEREAS, COVID-19 as identified in the most recent iteration of the Proclamation of Disaster issued by Governor Wolf noted that COVID-19 has affected all 67 Counties with 314,401 persons having tested positive or having met the requirements to be considered probable cases for COVID-19 and with 9,870 persons reported to have died from the virus; and,

WHEREAS, The data from the Chester County Health Department identifies all 73 municipalities in the County of Chester being affected and identifies a new surge of infection beginning in November of 2020 with the current data map for the Borough of Parkesburg identifying that the Borough of Parkesburg has 3.21 % of the population affected with 126 cases and 2 deaths purported to be caused by COVID-19; and,

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has the potential to endanger the health, safety, and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in the Borough of Parkesburg and threatens to create problems greater in scope than the Borough of Parkesburg may be able to resolve; and,

WHEREAS, emergency management measures are required to reduce the severity of such disaster and to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected residents and businesses in the Borough of Parkesburg; and,

WHEREAS, this threat of imminent disaster and emergency has the potential to cause significant adverse impacts upon the population, schools, businesses, local government services and others throughout the Borough of Parkesburg; and,

WHEREAS, given that the need for immediate and continuing emergency management measures are required to mitigate and reduce the severity of this public health emergency for purposes of protecting the health, safety and welfare of residents in Chester County, the Borough of Parkesburg has determined the necessity to continue its Declaration of Disaster Emergency and by this Resolution intends that the emergency situation status confronting the Court as memorialized by its Initial Resolution and this continuing Resolution be authorized until officially terminated and to last until the ninety days (90) after November 24, 2020 or February 22, 2021 unless rescinded or extended; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, as the Mayor of the Borough of Parkesburg, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code (35 Pa.C.S.A. §7501) as amended, do hereby declare the existence of an emergency in the Borough of Parkesburg; and,

FURTHER, I direct the Borough Manager, Chief of Police, and Emergency Management Coordinator (or their designee) to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate actions needed to alleviate the effects of this emergency, to aid in the restoration of normal daily proceedings, and to take any other emergency response action deemed necessary to respond this emergency.

STILL FURTHER, we authorize officials of the Borough of Parkesburg to act as necessary to meet the current exigencies of this emergency, namely: by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.

The Declaration of Disaster took effect immediately on March 20, 2020 with extensions signed by Mayor John P. Hagan, II on March 27, 2020, April 3, 2020, April 10, 2020, April 17, 2020 and April 20, 2020 and January 4, 2021. This Resolution to extend the latest form of the Declaration and to assure compliance with requirements of the State and County Health Departments is hereby ADOPTED this 4th day of January, 2021 until February 22, 2021 unless rescinded or extended.


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