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    14.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 10/13/2020  

SUBJECT:
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) UPDATE
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update.
BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS:
There have been recent actions taken by the state, San Bernardino County, and City of Chino Hills related to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency since our last COVID-19 update on September 22, 2020.

Recent Developments
  • September 22, 2020: Nail salons and other personal care services permitted to open indoor operations with modifications.
  • September 22, 2020: The City Council directed staff to develop additional support programs including a new business grant program serving medium size businesses and a senior meals program.
  • September 23, 2020: San Bernardino County released guidance on Halloween activities and is encouraging residents to exercise an abundance of caution. Guidance for operation of pumpkin patches was also included.
  • September 24, 2020: The City launched another round of the Microenterprise Business Grant Program. Grants in the amount of $5,000 are available to qualified small businesses who have been negatively affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding for this program is provided by the CARES Act through the Community Development Block Grant. The application period was between September 24, 2020 and October 12, 2020.
  • September 26, 2020: Due to low ticket sales, the third “Movie in the Park….Lot!” featuring Rocky was canceled.
  • September 28, 2020: The CA Department of Public Health issued updated guidance on outdoor playground and other outdoor recreational facilities.
  • October 1, 2020: The City reopened playgrounds and exercise stations following the new State guidance.
  • As of October 8, 2020 San Bernardino County remains in the State's Purple - Widespread COVID-19 tier.
  • October 10, 2020: The first “Concerts in the Car” event featuring DSB: Tribute to Journey took place. As of October 8, 2020, 121 tickets were sold with 19 tickets remaining.
Current City Activity
  • The next “Movie in the Park…ing Lot” event is scheduled for October 17, 2020 and will feature the movie Addams Family.
  • City staff continues to evaluate and plan for the reopening of additional City amenities.
     
For more information and to stay informed of the most recent developments, here are a list of resources:
ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW:
This proposed action is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., "CEQA") and CEQA Guidelines (Title 14 California Code of Regulations §§ 15000, et seq.), because it does not involve any commitment to a specific project which could result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment; and, constitutes an organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. Accordingly, this action does not constitute a "project" that requires environmental review (see specifically 14 CCR § 15378(b)(4-5)).
FISCAL IMPACT:
None

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