Resolution No. 2020-10

A Resolution Declaring a Carbon County Public Health Emergency

WHEREAS, an epidemic of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, with confirmed cases within Montana and contiguous states to Montana and counties contiguous to Carbon County.

WHEREAS, the preparation for an epidemic of COVID-19 by local health services began on February 27, 2020 incurring costs that have continued to accumulate; and

WHEREAS, the need for medical services essential to ensure the health, safety and welfare of residents of the County will be provided by local medical facilities and the Carbon County Public Health; and

WHEREAS, the County will commit all available resources and will take all possible action to combat and to alleviate the situation; local resources will not be adequate to cope with the situation.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Commissioners that a Declaration of a Public Health Emergency is hereby declared pursuant to Section 10-3-402, MCA, because expenditures for response to this pandemic may be beyond the financial capability of the County.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder, County Assessor, and the Montana Disaster and Emergency Services Division in Helena.

Submitted by the Carbon County Board of County Commissioners