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On March 17, 2020, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors passed a COVID-19 local emergency order.

Now, more than a year later, the board will consider ending the order at Tuesday’s meeting.

A late add to the agenda reads in part: “As Fresno County and the State of California enter the final phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic response and the process for reopening the shuttered sectors of our economy begins in earnest, review of our current Proclamation of Local Emergency is warranted.”

Board Chairman Steve Brandau and Supervisor Nathan Magsig submitted the item.

The item further states: “As the Governor announced his intent to lift most of the State-ordered restrictions across the board and reopen on June 15, 2021, we must begin to review our own local emergency orders to make sure we do not impede this reopen process or be further restrictive than the State mandates.”

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