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2020-27 - Declaration of Emergency for Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 - 2020/03/13 BEFORE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON RE: LOCAL DECLARATION OF ) EMERGENCY ) IN MASON COUNTY ) RESOLUTION NUMBER: WHEREAS,the Division of Emergency Management and Department of Public Health has reported to the Board of County Commissioners, as to conditions beginning on 2020, created by the Public Health threat from the Novel Coronavirus(COVID- 19)pandemic in Mason County; and, WHEREAS, extensive injury has or will, likely occur to persons; and, WHEREAS,there is a present emergency which necessitates activation of the Mason County Disaster Preparedness Plan,Public Health Emergency Activation Functional Plan, and utilization of emergency powers granted pursuant to RCW 36.40.180 and RCW 38.52.070(2); NOW,THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: SECTION 1. It is hereby declared by the Board of Mason County Commissioners that, in accordance with the terms and conditions of RCW 36.40.180,there is an emergency due to the above stated conditions in Mason County;therefore, designated departments are authorized to enter into contracts and incur obligations necessary to combat such disaster,protecting the health and safety of persons and property, and providing emergency assistance to the victims of such disaster; and, SECTION 2. Each designated department is authorized, in accordance with the terms and conditions of RCW 38.52.070(2),to exercise the powers vested under Section 1 of-this-resolution. in the light of the exigencies of an extreme emergency situation without regard to time- consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law, (excepting mandatory constitutional requirements), including but not limited to: • budget law limitations • requirements of competitive bidding and publication of notices • provisions pertaining to the performance of public work • entering into contracts • the incurring of obligations • the employment of temporary workers • the rental of equipment • the purchase of supplies and materials • the appropriation and expenditures of public funds Resolution Page 1 of 2 SECTION 3. Not withstanding the authorizations set forth in Section 1 of this resolution, designated departments shall endeavor to secure the most competitive price available for goods and services. SECTION 4. Such authorization shall include unannounced entry and access onto and about private property, where such entry and access shall not violate those constitutional and statutory privacy and property rights under an emergency declaration. SECTION 5. The emergency authority granted under this resolution shall expire thirty(30) days from the date of the adoption of this resolution unless specifically authorized by the Board. ❑ REGULAR SIGNED IN ❑ SPECIAL N EMERGENCY SESSION THIS 13_DAY OF .2020 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON ATTEST: Sharon Trask, Ch 'r elissa rewry, derk of the Board APPROVED AS TO FORM: Randy N therlin, Commission _ 9-W Tim Whitehead, Chief DPA Kevin Shutty Commissioner Resolution Page 2 of 2