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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Tracking coronavirus: City Council to hold emergency, virtual meeting March 16


ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 16, 2020) — The Anaheim City Council will hold an emergency meeting by teleconference today, March 16, at 5 p.m.

The Council will consider a resolution proclaiming a local emergency for the city of Anaheim in the face of the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.

The declaration would help access federal and state funding and allow the city to comply with state and federal guidelines to contain the spread of coronavirus cases.

It does not reflect an actual emergency on the ground in our city nor any unique or additional concern beyond basic precautions here in Anaheim.

The risk of getting coronavirus in Anaheim remains low, according to public health officials.

The meeting will be held via conference call to comply with, and allowed under, a state policy issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 11.

The teleconference meeting allows for social distancing among council members, staff and the public in accordance with California policy.

Audio of the meeting will be broadcast live on as well as on Anaheim TV, channel 3 for those watching on Spectrum TV in Anaheim.

The meeting will be aired in the lobby of City Hall. In line with state policy and federal guidelines on avoiding large gatherings, we encourage the public to watch online or on TV as the best option.

Any member of the public who wishes to comment will have an opportunity to participate in the meeting.

Public comments will be accepted via email to They will be part of the public record of the meeting.

You can find the live stream of the City Council meeting here.

Anaheim continues to monitor the ongoing situation surrounding coronavirus and will continue to provide regular updates and information at

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