City Council Extends Emergency Declaration and Ordinance to September 6

During a July 8, 1:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall, the North Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously extended the City's COVID-19 Declaration of State of Emergency and Emergency Ordinance for another 60 days. The new expiration date is September 6 at 1:30 p.m.

City Council first adopted the Declaration of State of Emergency and Emergency Ordinance on March 16, 2020 for 60 days. On May 13, Council extended them for another 60 days. The new expiration date is September 6.

The Declaration declares an extended State of Emergency to exist in North Myrtle Beach.

The Declaration authorizes the City Manager to take the following necessary measures:

  • Mobilize life safety mechanisms and responses

  • Work with State and other health organizations and agencies, schools and other governmental and private partners

  • Assist in taking all reasonable actions and precautions to ensure the fullest possible protection and preservation of life and property and the continuation, restoration and recovery of essential public services to include providing for isolation and quarantine

  • Limit travel

  • Modify personnel requirements, practices and procedures

  • Provide for remote access to the workplace by employees

  • Cancel or postpone events, activities, appearances or functions involving group gatherings

  • Suspend the requirement of payment of transactional fees

  • Transfer budgeted federal or state grant monies as necessary pursuant to federal/state guidelines

  • Temporarily suspend attendance requirements for boards, commissions, committees, and the like

  • Temporarily close certain City facilities or portions of facilities.

The same document directs the Declaration be transmitted to South Carolina's Governor, requesting that he make the appropriate declarations and take whatever other actions are necessary to address this emergency.

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