WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C 1601, et seq., has declared that the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) constitutes a national emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2020 regarding the Public Health Emergency- COVID-19, declaring an imminent threat posed to Louisiana citizens by the virus, creating emergency conditions that threaten the lives and health of the citizens of the State of Louisiana, pursuant to La. R.S. 29:766; and
WHEREAS, the Town of St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish may be greatly affected or has been greatly affected by the virus "SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes, Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID- 19), and the disease may pose an imminent threat to the Town of St. Francisville and threaten the safety and security of the citizens of the Town of St. Francisville; and
WHEREAS, the Town of St. Francisville may activate any necessary emergency plans and activities in response to this event and that this may exceed the Parish's capability to respond to this possibly life threatening crisis, and as such the Town of St. Francisville takes this measure in order to participate in any response and recovery plan administered by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and their power to act as administrator, as per La. R.S. 29:767, and pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance Act as amended, La R. S. 29:721, et seq.;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that beginning on March 30, 2020 and continuing until terminated by executive order, pursuant to the authority granted in La. R.S. 29:737, at State of Public Health Emergency is hereby declared for the Town of St. Francisville.
Thus, done and signed on this 20th day of March 2020.