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Local Emergency Declared

Post Date:03/19/2020 12:00 PM

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March 19, 2020


Local Emergency Declared


A local emergency in the City of Santa Maria was declared on Wednesday night, March 18th by the City Manager/Director of Emergency Services, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial duration is for seven days.


This proclamation, pursuant to Section 2-17.04 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code, allows the City Manager, acting as the Director of Emergency Services, to access State and Federal funds related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also streamlines processes to obtain necessary resources - in addition to the City’s resources - available to support the community during this emergency. View the proclamation online.


No specific actions directed toward residents are contained in this City proclamation. The City is closely following the orders and guidance to all as provided by the County’s Public Health Officer and the State of California.


The City’s local proclamation follows the National Emergency declaration on March 13th, and the Governor’s Proclamation of a State of Emergency on March 4th.


To protect the safety and wellbeing of the community and its employees, the City is taking steps to continue providing services to the public. For updates go to


Questions may be directed to the Public Information Manager, Mark van de Kamp, at (805) 925-0951 extension 2372.


Department:                                  City Manager’s Office

Contact Person:                            Mark van de Kamp, Public Information Manager

Telephone Number:                      (805) 925-0951 ext. 2372 or cell (805) 720-4038

E-mail Address:                  



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