SECOND AMENDED EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-04 | DECLARATION OF STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND CONTINUED DECLARATION OF STATE OF SIGNIFICANT EMERGENCY ESTABLISHING RESPONSE, QUARANTINE, AND PREVENTIVE CONTAINMENT ES CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)
WHEREAS, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel virus that is the cause of severe acute respiratory illness. It was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (“PRC’) in December of 2019. As of 16 March, over 169,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 140 countries and territories, with major outbreaks in mainland China, Europe, Iran, and South Korea, among others. More than 6,500 people have died from the disease.