Coronavirus Response Actions

Coronavirus Response Actions
Posted on 03/18/2020

March 18, 2020

To Whom It May Concern

Subject:  Coronavirus Response Actions

Heeding the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency while assessing the latest guidance provided by the State and County Departments of Public Health and following similar actions taken from numerous surrounding public agencies and member agencies of the Central Basin Municipal Water District (District) 1, the District is temporarily taking precautionary measures to District operations to protect public health, reduce community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health of the District’s Directors and employees as follows:

1.     District facilities will be closed to the public. District operations will continue during normal operating hours as staff will continue to provide services and be available to answer questions by phone and email.

2.     The Regular Board Meeting on March 23, 2020 will be held via teleconference in accordance with Governor Newsom's executive order# N-25-20:

The District’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic is a dynamic situation.  The District will continue to closely monitor any directive from the Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Public Health, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The District appreciates your cooperation and understanding while dealing with the unprecedented issue.

Additional Sources of information about COVID-19 are listed below:

·       Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

·       California Department of Public Health (CDPH, State)

·       Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National)

·       World Health Organization (WHO, International)


Robert Apodaca

Board President


1 Response from surrounding public agencies and member agencies of the Central Basin Municipal Water District:

·       “Out of an abundance of caution, the Board of Supervisors has cancelled its regular meeting of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to determine how best to conduct the people's business while minimizing the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).”

·       “Montebello to close City Hall to public due to coronavirus concerns.”

·       “All City facilities, including City Hall, will be closed to the public”

·       “All Bellflower facilities are closed to the public”

·        “If you visit City Hall, we will not have a receptionist” and “City offices and spaces now undergo a deep-cleaning three times a day”

·        “Los Angeles City Hall complex, including City Hall East, City Hall South, and Van Nuys City Hall, will be temporarily closed to members of the public, except for public meetings of the City Council”

·        “The Central Library and the 72 branch libraries will be closed through March 31”

·        “The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced today that it will close all schools, effective Monday, March 16, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Schools will remain closed for two weeks while the District evaluates the appropriate path forward.”

·        “Nearly All LA City Council Meetings Canceled As Coronavirus Cases Grow”

·        Monterey Park City Hall will be “Closed to the public beginning March 16”

·        “Whittier to close most city facilities due to coronavirus”

·        “5th coronavirus death reported in California as public spaces shut down to slow spread”



Coronavirus Letter Page 1Coronavirus Letter Page 2

Coronavirus Response Actions.pdf