Santa Monica Extends Local Emergency to September 30, 2021
July 15, 2021 11:21 AM
The City of Santa Monica’s Thirty-Ninth Emergency Supplement signed yesterday extends the City’s local emergency orders, with certain specified exceptions, to September 30, 2021.
While Santa Monica continues to make progress with vaccinations, LA County Department of Public Health has reported a 500% increase in COVID-19 cases over the last month, with 11% of Delta variant cases among vaccinated individuals.
"We need everyone to help protect those who are unable to get vaccinated and most vulnerable in our community,” said Interim City Manager John Jalili. “LA County has experienced a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases over the last month and it is critical that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear face masks indoors when everyone’s vaccination status is unknown, stay home if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, and follow quarantine requirements.”
The Thirty-Ninth Supplement does not extend certain provisions of prior emergency orders, with the result that:
- Sections 1 and 2 of the Thirteenth Supplement, issued May 8, 2020, which implemented temporary changes to the City’s Housing Trust Fund (“HTF”) and Affordable Housing Production Program (“AHPP”) guidelines, and which have been superseded by permanent amendments to the HTF and AHPP guidelines adopted by Council at its July 13, 2021 meeting, were not extended.
- Section 3 of the Twenty-Sixth Supplement, which authorized the Director of the Community Services Department to implement temporary guidelines and regulations to permit the use of City sites for drive-in movie theaters, vehicle-based parades, concerts, and other entertainment events, speakers, tours, and corporate exhibitions also was not extended – use of City sites for these purposes will return to being governed by the City’s pre-COVID-19 community event regulations.
For the latest information, please visit santamonica.gov/coronavirus, or call 3-1-1.