ILG is committed to helping local government leaders navigate the
complexity of their important roles. As such, we want to ensure
that local leaders and our business and community partners are
equipped with the latest information and resources related to the
novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This resource page will be updated daily. In addition, ILG will
be sharing real-time updates related to COVID-19 on our social
media pages as the situation develops. Please be sure to follow
ILG on Facebook
and Twitter to stay
up to date. In addition, we have compiled a number of useful
links with COVID-19 information for cities, counties and special
districts and included them below.
The World Health Organization has officially labeled this a
global health crisis and both President Trump and Governor
Newsom declared national and statewide emergencies, which
have included over 11 statewide executive orders statewide
emergency declaration and Executive Orders earlier this month.
Newsom’s Executive Orders include a wide range of measures
intended to enhance state and local government’s ability to
respond to this fluid situation. Specifically they:
Instruct breweries, wineries, nightclubs, bars and
restaurants statewide to close in order to reduce COVID-19
Recommend persons over 65 shelter at home to protect seniors
and other Californians at risk of contracting COVID-19 in
healthcare, residential and non-residential facilities, as well
as guidance for those over 65.
Authorize local governments to stop evictions and protect
against power shut-offs;
Direct residents to follow public health directives and
guidance, including to cancel large non-essential gatherings that
do not meet state criteria;
Readie the state to commandeer property for temporary
residences and medical facilities for quarantining, isolating or
Allow local or state legislative bodies to hold meetings via
teleconference and to make meetings accessible electronically;
Allow local and state emergency administrators to act quickly
to protect public health;
California’s cities, counties and special districts are working
closely with local and statewide public health officials and
policymakers to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus and
keep those at particular risk from contracting the illness.
Last, but not least, the safety and well-being of our communities
is paramount. Please encourage your communities to follow your
local and statewide public health guidelines for practicing
proper hygiene and preventative measures.
Local leadership is always on display during times of crisis and
we are heartened by the many examples of collaboration and good
governance we have seen across the state.
Local Government Resources
A number of our partners have developed COVID-19 specific
resources to help local governments navigate this pandemic.
The Legislature passed two budget bills at the request of the
Governor, AB 89/SB 89 and AB 117/SB 117, to
appropriate funding for COVID-19 relief.
AB/SB 89 would appropriate $500 million from the general fund
to combat COVID-19 (appropriation could be increased in $50M
increments, up to $1 billion total).
AB/SB 117 would appropriate $100 million from the general
fund for schools. The legislation also includes intent language
to help individual Californians, nonprofits, and small
Business, Community and Partner Resources
Responding to the Coronavirus/COVID-19: ILG
Partner Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has developed a resource page
with information for public agencies, non-profits and school
districts. Access their resource page
Communications Resources: ILG Partner Tripepi
Smith has compiled a resource page for local governments
including: social media resources, sample language for dedicated
webpages, and a communications checklist. Access those
Governor Suspends Portions of The Brown Act’s
Teleconferencing Rules: ILG Partner Kronick Moskovitz
Tiedemann & Girard has released guidance related to the new Brown
Read their alert here.
California Suspends 60-Day Notice Requirement for Layoffs
Related to COVID-19: ILG Partner Kronick Moskovitz
Tiedemann & Girard has released guidance related to layoffs.
Read their alert here.
Facebook’s Local Alerts: As of March 12th,
Facebook has opened up local alerts to all local governments,
public health agencies and first responders. This is a free tool
that allows local governments to send critical alerts to their
community. When posts are marked as local alerts, Facebook
amplifies their reach so that people living in an affected
community are much more likely to see them. Find