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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Arroyo Grande Declares Existence of a Local Emergency

ARROYO GRANDE, CA – On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in response to the status of the COVID-19/novel coronavirus outbreak, the City Manager, acting within his authority as the City’s Director of Emergency Services, signed a Proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency within the City of Arroyo Grande. This Proclamation will allow the City access to additional resources and to request State and Federal assistance related to the pandemic, as needed.  Pursuant to State law, the City Council must ratify the Proclamation within the next seven days.  The City Council will consider ratifying this Proclamation by Resolution at its next regular meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

Yesterday, the City announced it was taking temporary and precautionary changes to public access to some City facilities and operations. Although facilities will continue to be temporarily closed to walk-in services until further notice to ensure public health and safety, the City will continue to provide all essential services and will conduct most non-essential business by phone, email and online services that limit person-to-person contact.

To stay up to date, visit the City’s website at .  County updates regarding the COVID-19 virus can be found at or by calling 805-788-2903. To receive automatic notification of future City news releases via email or text, you can subscribe by visiting .

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Jim Bergman, City Manager

(805) 473-5400

COVID -19 Emergency Declaration

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