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File #: 21-519    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 4/21/2021 In control: DHHS: Administrative
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action: 4/27/2021
Title: Authorize Payments Due to the Days Inn and Authorize the Purchasing Agent to Pay For Emergency Sheltering Costs in Excess of $250,000
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Professional Services Agreement with Arcata House Partnership for COVID-19 Operations, 3. First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Arcata House Partnership for COVID-19 Operations, 4. Professional Services Agreement with SoHum Housing Opportunities for COVID-19 Operations, 5. First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with SoHum Housing Opportunities for COVID-19 Operations

To: Board of Supervisors

From: DHHS: Administration

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:title
Authorize Payments Due to the Days Inn and Authorize the Purchasing Agent to Pay For Emergency Sheltering Costs in Excess of $250,000
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Authorize payments for current invoices due to the Days Inn; and
2. Authorize the Purchasing Agent to pay for emergency sheltering costs in excess of $250,000, as funds are available, through the duration of the local emergency related to COVID-19.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Public Health (1175)

DISCUSSION:
On March 11, 2020, the Humboldt County Health Officer declared a Local Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 17, 2020, your Board passed Resolution No. 20-21 which declared that the Local Health Emergency Declaration shall remain in effect until your Board terminates the local health emergency. On March 30, 2020 Sheriff Honsal proclaimed a local emergency existed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and on April 6, 2020 your Board ratified that proclamation.

The county's Purchasing Policy and Humboldt County Code section 245-2.5 outlines the Purchasing Agent's authority to engage independent contractors to provide services related to the local emergency for the county up to $250,000 in the event that an emergency is proclaimed.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Purchasing Agent was assigned to the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to assist in setting up purchases and payments related to the response. Several purchase orders were set up to allow for goods and services for the operation.

In March of 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allowed response activities to include sheltering homeless individuals who are at high risk of COVID-19. Pursuant to the California Project Roomkey initiative, to house homeless individuals, the EOC and Public Health partnered with non-profit agencies, includ...

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