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WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and
WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. In some cases, the virus has caused death; and
WHEREAS, extraordinary measures must be taken to contain COVID-19 and prevent its spread throughout the Town and community, including asking the residents and community guests from clustering and if needed additionally, potentially requiring individuals, groups of individuals, or property to undergo additional measures that prevent or control the spread of disease; and
WHEREAS, the new Futon Convention Center, and Fulton Navigation Park rental will be closed.
WHEREAS, declaring a state of disaster will facilitate and expedite the deployment of resources to enhance preparedness and response from State Agency (DSHS, TDEM); and
WHEREAS, as of today, March 17, 2019 the Town of Fulton and surrounding communities have ZERO confirmation from the Texas Department of Emergency Management that we have resident with COVID-19, and
WHEREAS, the local restaurants, bars, and hotels are exempt and will not have any load restrictions, but the Town recommends taking extra precautions and deep cleaning for the safety of their patrons; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Fulton, Texas has determined that extraordinary precautions must be taken to protect residents, visitors and businesses of the spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor is authorized as the representative of the local governing body to declare a local disaster pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 418.108;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF FULTON, TEXAS:
- That a local state of disaster for the public health emergency is declared for the Town of Fulton, Texas
- That the Town of Fulton Emergency Management Plan has been implemented.
- That this state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven day of date hereof, unless the same is continued by consent of the Town Council of Fulton, Texas.
- That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.