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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Declaration of Local State of Emergency





WHEREAS, effective as of March 6, 2020, there were presumed positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which was set forth in a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency issued by the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf; and

WHEREAS, effective as of March 15, 2020, the Governor also implemented an aggressive mitigation plan for Chester County, and the Chester County Commissioners have limited County Government services to essential functions only; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 presents the possibility of spreading both nationwide and within Easttown Township, Chester County  and therefore may endanger the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in Easttown Township and which likewise threatens to create substantial public health, medical, and emergency response burdens within Easttown Township, Chester County; and

WHEREAS, immediate proactive emergency management measures are required to mitigate and reduce the severity of this public health emergency for purposes of protecting the health, safety and welfare of residents in Easttown Township, Chester County; and

NOW, THEREFOREwe, the undersigned Board of Supervisors of Easttown Township, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 Pa C.S. Section 7101 et seq.), do hereby declare the existence of a local disaster emergency in Easttown Township, Chester County.

FURTHER, the effect of this Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency is to activate the response and recovery aspects of any and all applicable local emergency management plans and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance thereunder.

FURTHER, we direct the Easttown Township Emergency Management Coordinator, to coordinate the activities of emergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the effects of this medical emergency, to aid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response and recovery action deemed necessary to respond to this disaster emergency.

FURTHERthe Easttown Township Board of Supervisors shall publicly ratify this Declaration and Resolution at the next public meeting of the Board of Supervisors, and hereby declares the terms and conditions to remain in effect until expressly revoked by the Board.

ENACTED AND RESOLVED, as of this 16th day of March, 2020. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

Attest:                                                                              Township OF Easttown

BY: /s/ Daniel C. Fox                                                       BY: /s/ James W. Oram, Jr.               

Daniel C. Fox, Township Secretary                                        James W. Oram, Jr., Chair 

                                                                                        BY: /s/ Marc J. Heppe                    

                                                                                                Marc J. Heppe, Vice Chair


                                                                                         BY: /s/ Betsy Fadem                       

                                                                                                Betsy Fadem, Member

                                                                                         BY: /s/ Beth D’Antonio                   

                                                                                                Beth D’Antonio, Member


                                                                                         BY: /s/ Michael Wacey                   

                                                                                                Michael Wacey, Member

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