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COVID-19 - Executive Order Regarding City-Wide Face Covering Recommendation

June 4, 2020

EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-8 RECOMMENDING CITY WIDE FACE COVERING WITHIN THE CITY OF SANGER CITY LIMITS

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As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, consistent with the Health Officer of the County of Fresno orders as of May 22, 2020, and by the powers vested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26–6, I hereby issue this Order, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City Council’s Declaration of Emergency relating to COVID-19 is in effect.

PURPOSE:    This Order is intended as an educational tool concerning how face coverings as defined below can serve to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19 thereby slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Sanger.

FACTS:    

1.    The City of Sanger has a high number and high ratio of reported COVID-19 cases in the County of Fresno.  As of June 2, 2020, the number of cases in the City of Sanger is 132.  

2.    Individuals who are infected but not showing symptoms can spread COVID-19 via respiratory droplets produced when coughing, sneezing, or speaking very loudly.

3.    The California Department of Health and the Health Officer of the County of Fresno recommend facing coverings or face masks to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

a.    The term “face covering” as used in this Order means a covering made of cloth, fabric, other soft or permeable material, or plexiglass.  The face covering shall cover the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face and not have any holes.   A face covering may be factory-made or may be handmade and improvised from ordinary household materials. The face covering should be comfortable, so that the wearer can breathe comfortably through the nose and does not have to adjust it frequently, so as to avoid touching the face. 

b.    N95 masks and surgical masks are in short supply, members of the public should not purchase those masks as Face Coverings under this Order.  Medical grade masks should be reserved for health care providers and first responders.  

CITY RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.    To facilitate safe business reopening in Phase 2 of the State roadmap to modify the Stay-At-Home Order, it is recommended that all Sanger residents, visitors, employees, and customers use a face covering while indoors at work, while visiting a business, or while coming in close contact with someone (less than six (6) feet) who is not a family member or a member of a household in accordance with CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

2.    A child two years or less must not wear a Face Covering because of the risk of suffocation.  

3.    Hands should be clean when masks are being placed or removed, and hand-to-face activity kept to a minimum to prevent the introduction of viral droplets to the airways.

GENERAL PROVISIONS:

1.    This Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume City liability.

2.    If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Order or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is, for any reason, held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the application of any other section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Order and to this end the invalid or unconstitutional section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase of this order are declared to be severable.

3.    This Order shall be immediately translated into Spanish, and accommodations made for all disabled persons to read its contents; it shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website.

THEREFORE, I, Tim Chapa, as Director of Emergency Services, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the financial effects to the City of Sanger and its residents related to COVID-19, recommend that face coverings be worn in public subject to the above conditions and effective immediately within the City of Sanger.

Tim Chapa, City Manager/Director of Emergency Services

June 4, 2020 

COVID-19 -4th of July Spectacular

May 28, 2020

With the uncertainty surrounding the fluid COVID-19 guidelines as well as the uncertainty of reaching Stage 4 of the State’s resilience roadmap, which would allow for larger gathering venues the 2020 4th of July Spectacular hosted by the City of Sanger and supported by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce has been canceled. The City working with the Chamber of Commerce and various stakeholders waited as long as possible to make a decision that would allow for adequate planning for a successful, and safe Spectacular. Various alternatives are still being discussed such as postponement until late summer or waiting until 2021. This event has great meaning to the City of Sanger and allows our Community to celebrate our Country’s Freedom. The City understands some of our resident’s disappointment and looks forward to celebrating this event with our residents with the grandeur and experience it deserves.

The City of Sanger continues to work with the Fresno County Department of Health and is hosting a Free COVID-19 Test Site at the Sanger Community Center located at 730 Recreation Sanger, CA 93657, beginning Friday, May 8, 2020. To register for an appointment online please visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting, or by calling 888-634-1123 for those without internet access.  The registration process does ask for insurance information, but it is not required for uninsured and undocumented individuals.

The City of Sanger would like to remind its residents to stay home except for essential needs and to maintain at least six feet of distance. Residents are to wear a face cover when visiting stores or when out in the public and around others. Please remember to wash your hands and surfaces as part of your daily routine and to stay home if you are feeling ill. As we face this challenge together it will require everyone to play a role to reduce the risk of transmission and help the City return to its normal activities.

For more information on the City of Sanger’s response to COVID-19 please visit http://www.ci.sanger.ca.us/463/COVID--19  .

For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit the Fresno County Department of Public Health web page at https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19 .

#Subject to Change Without Notice

COVID 19 - Emergency Order Regarding City-wide Face Mask Requirements


May 27, 2020

EMERGENCY ORDER - City-wide Face mask Requirements

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As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, consistent with the Health Officer of the County of Fresno May 22,2020 order, and by the powers vested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26-6,I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City’s declared emergency is in effect related to COVID-19:

  1. Mask Definition: A cloth mask or equivalent that covers both the mouth and nose. Face covering with one-way exhalation valves are not sufficient to comply with this order
  2. To facilitate safe business reopening in Phase 2 of the State roadmap to modify the Stay-At-Home Order, all Sanger residents SHALL use cloth mask or equivalent face covering while indoors at work, while visiting a business, or while coming in close contact with someone (less than six (6)feet) with someone who is not a family member, in accordance with CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
    • Face coverings with one-way exhalation valves are not sufficient to comply with this order.
    • Adults with respiratory illnesses, certain medical conditions, and children under 12 years old are excused from the use of face coverings due to suffocation risk; however, they should still comply with social distancing requirements of at least six (6) feet from other outside of the household.
    • Hands should be clean when mask are being placed or removed, and hand-to-face activity kept to a minimum to prevent the introduction of viral droplets to the airways.
    • This requirement is to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in situations where social distancing is not maintained due to social spacing or professional conditions.
    • Compliance from all residents and visitors within the City is requested, and businesses are required to inform employees and post signage about their specific masking policies.
    • Individuals at a restaurant are exempt from this requirement while dining only. Mask must be worn while waiting to be seated and while away from the dining table.
    • Additional guidance related to masking in schools and those businesses permitted to reopen in Phase 3 will be made separately.
  3. The Sanger Police Department and Sanger Code Enforcement Division shall enforce this Order.
  4. The Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time, and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any City liability.
  5. If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the reminder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.
  6. This Order shall be immediately translated into Spanish, and accommodations made for all disabled persons to read its contents; it shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website.
  7. Sanger Police Department, Sanger Code Enforcement Department, and other law enforcement authorities cooperating with the City of Sanger, are hereby authorized and charged, to the extent provided by law, with the responsibility of enforcing this regulation. Any violations of this regulations shall be punished as provided in Sanger City Code Section 1-7.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Director of Emergency Services

Tim Chapa, City Manager

May 27, 2020

COVID 19 - Emergency Order Regarding Restaurant Reopening


May 22, 2020

EMERGENCY ORDER - RESTAURANT REOPENING SUBJECT TO STATE AND COUNTY GUIDELINES

As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, and by the powers vested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26–6, I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City’s declared emergency is in effect related to COVID-19:

  1. Restaurant Definition: Any establishment that sells food for consumption on–premises.
  2. Restaurants that offer on–premises dining are allowed to operate, SUBJECT TO MEETING the following:
  3. County written plan requirements, found at https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=44823.  After the form is filled out it needs to be sent to: environmentalhealth@fresnocountyca.gov, and posted at worksite.
  4. State written plan requirements.  This guidance for Dine-in restaurants provides guidelines to create a safer environment for workers.
    Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for dine-in restaurants in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.
  5. The Sanger Police Department and Sanger Code Enforcement Division shall enforce this Order.
  6. The Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time, and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any City liability.
  7. If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the reminder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.
  8. This Order shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website, COVID-19 page.
  9. Sanger Police Department, Sanger Code Enforcement Department, and other law enforcement authorities cooperating with the City of Sanger, are hereby authorized and charged, to the extent provided by law, with the responsibility of enforcing this regulation.  Any violations of this regulations shall be punished as provided in Sanger City Code Section 1–7.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Director of Emergency Services

Tim Chapa, City Manager 

May 22, 2020

UPDATE ON FURTHER RE-OPENING OF THE ECONOMY


May 21, 2020, 4:30 PM

On May 5, 2020, the Fresno County Health Department issued guidance documents for businesses to help them prepare for reopening. Learn More.

On May 7, 2020, the Governor’s Office issued guidance documents for limited Stage 2 businesses to help them prepare for reopening. Learn More. Stage 2 businesses are deemed “lower risk workplaces” in the retail, manufacturing and logistics categories.

On May 21, 2020, the Governor’s Office approved Fresno County’s request for further variance. Learn More. This action will now allow restaurants and non-essential retail (not just curbside) to open up immediately as long as they follow State guidelines.

Dine-in is now allowed in Fresno County. Before reopening, all facilities will be required to:

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific written protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

Here are the steps you must take to address your written plan:

https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=44823

After the form is filled out it needs to be sent to: environmentalhealth@fresnocountyca.gov.

When complete, the business owner should post the industry-specific checklist in the workplace to show customers and employees that steps have been taken to reduce the risk and open for business.

Further requirements may be implemented as necessary.

COVID-19: Fresno County "Helping Underserved Business (HUB) Grant Program

May, 18 2020                                                                   Click here for Flyer

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County of Fresno Helping Underserved Businesses (HUB) Grant

Grant Amount 

$5,000


Credit Report:

Required to verify business owner has not filed for bankruptcy in the last 3 years or has outstanding tax liens. No minimum credit score required.

Eligible Uses: 

Working Capital (business operating expenses)

Geography: 

Fresno County



Grant Program Guidelines: 

  • Applicants shall be a for-profit business physically located and operating in Fresno County with a demonstrated economic need and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
  • Grant funds will be equitably distributed by County Districts.
  • Grants must be limited to one (1) per business entity.
  • Businesses must have 10 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) or less. Self-employed business owners are eligible.
    (40 hours per week equals 1.0 FTEs; a part-time employee working 20 hours per week equals 0.5 FTE)
  • The business applicant will NOT be eligible to apply if the business has been approved or has received disaster relief funding such as Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Relief Loan, or City of Fresno Save Our Small Business Loan to Grant.
  • The business applicant must have no outstanding local, state, federal tax liens nor judgments. If this is applicable, the business must upload documentation of their current payment plan.
  • Applicants must have no bankruptcies within the last three years; bankruptcies must have a discharge date dating back at least three (3) years at time of grant application.
  • It must be demonstrated and certified that the business applicant has been operating for at least two full years prior to March 15, 2020 (2 years of federal business tax returns or Business License reflecting a date prior to March 15, 2018 or Fictitious Business Name Statement filed prior to March 15, 2018).
  • Selected businesses will be required to sign a technical assistance and reporting agreement to be carried out throughout the term of the grant.

COVID-19 FAMILY GATHERINGS

May 18, 2020 

Avoid Family Gatherings

Avoid Family Gatherings (Spanish)_

COVID 19 – Emergency Order Smoke Shop Closure-UPDATE Effective 12:00 PM on Friday, May 15, 2020.

May 14, 2020

EMERGENCY ORDER – SMOKE SHOP LIMITED REOPENING

 As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, and by the powers invested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26–6, I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City’s declared emergency is in effect related to COVID-19:

  1. Smoke Shop Definition: Any establishment that sells tobacco products for consumption on–premises.
  2. Smoke Shops that offer the sales of tobacco products, by-products, on–premise and other products related to tobacco shall be reopened, limited to curbside services only. Store access is prohibited until further notice.
  3. Smoke Shops shall now be open to the public for curbside services only and subject to State of California recommendations as follows:
  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines
  1. In addition to those items listed under item three above, the business operator/owner will screen any and all employees prior to their start times (see Fresno County Health Department Screening Procedures) and implement physical distancing guidelines (minimum 6 feet) for all employees and customers. 
  2. The Sanger Police Department and Sanger Code Enforcement Division shall enforce this Order.
  3. The Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time, and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any City liability.
  4. If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the remainder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.
  5. This Order shall be immediately translated into Spanish, and accommodations made for all disabled persons to read its contents; it shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website.
  6. Sanger Police Department, Sanger Code Enforcement Department, and other law enforcement authorities cooperating with the City of Sanger, are hereby authorized and charged, to the extent provided by law, with the responsibility of enforcing this regulation.  Any violations of this regulation shall be punished as provided in Sanger City Code Section 1–7.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Director of Emergency Services

Tim Chapa, City Manager

May 14, 2020

UPDATE ON POTENTIAL RE-OPENING OF THE ECONOMY May 8, 2020

May 11, 2020, 4:30 PM

On May 5, 2020, the Fresno County Health Department issued guidance documents for businesses to help them prepare for reopening. Learn More

On May 7, 2020, the Governor’s Office issued guidance documents for limited Stage 2 businesses to help them prepare for reopening.  Learn More.  Stage 2 businesses are deemed “lower risk workplaces” in the retail, manufacturing and logistics categories.

At a minimum, the State will ask businesses to review the guidance that is relevant to your workplace, prepare a plan based on the guidance for your industry, and put it into action. When complete, the business owner should post the industry-specific checklist in the workplace to show customers and employees that steps have been taken to reduce the risk and open for business.  Before reopening, all facilities will be required to:

  1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan
  2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them
  3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
  4. Implement disinfecting protocols
  5. Implement physical distancing guidelines

Further requirements may be implemented as necessary.

COVID-19 TEST SITE – SANGER COMMUNITY CENTER  

May 6, 2020, 4:30pm

The Fresno County Department of Health and the City of Sanger are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a COVID-19 Test Site at the Sanger Community Center located at 730 Recreation Sanger, CA 93657, beginning Friday, May 8, 2020.

To register for an appointment online please visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting, or by calling 888-634-1123 for those without internet access.  The registration process does ask for insurance information, but it is not required for uninsured and undocumented individuals.

Testing will be:

Open to the General Public

Free and covered by the State of California for uninsured and undocumented

By appointment Only, no walk-ins

Open Monday to Friday from 7AM to 7PM

Testing will be conducted by OptumServe

Test results take approximately 48 hours

Individuals do not need to be symptomatic to test

The City of Sanger would like to remind its residents to stay home except for essential needs and to maintain at least six feet of distance. Residents are encouraged to wear a face cover when visiting stores or when out in the public. Please remember to wash your hands and surfaces as part of your daily routine and to stay home if you are feeling ill. As we face this challenge together it will require everyone to play a role to reduce the risk of transmission.

For more information on the City of Sanger’s response to COVID-19 please visit http://www.ci.sanger.ca.us/463/COVID--19  .

For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit the Fresno County Department of Public Health web page at https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19 .

#Subject to Change Without Notice

Sanger COVID-19 UPDATE

April 27, 2020 4:00 p.m.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) updated its county-wide statistics for April 27, 2020, that now identifies 36 of the 498 Fresno County COVID cases to be in the City of Sanger. It should be noted that due to privacy and HIPAA laws, individuals are not identified by name or address. However, as necessary, public safety will be notified by dispatch if/when EMS services are required at such an address. This will allow public safety personnel to take appropriate precautions as necessary. The link to the FCDPH graph is: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19-figures-and-graphs

Click here for up to date COVID-19 information from  the Fresno County Department of Public Health

Click here for information on the City of Sanger’s Response to COVID-19

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Executive Order 20-3b - Smoke Shop Closure

April 24, 2020

To protect the health of the public and conform to the statewide "shelter in place" order, Smoke Shops within the City of Sanger to be closed completely until further notice subject to the following order.

Click Here to view the full Executive Order 20-3b

Sanger COVID-19 UPDATE

April 23, 2020 4:00 p.m.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) updated its county-wide statistics for April 23, 2020, that now identifies 23 of the 419 Fresno County COVID cases to be in the City of Sanger. It should be noted that due to privacy and HIPAA laws, individuals are not identified by name or address. However, as necessary, public safety will be notified by dispatch if/when EMS services are required at such an address. This will allow public safety personnel to take appropriate precautions as necessary. The link to the FCDPH graph is: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19-figures-and-graphs

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COVID-19 Update- Parks, and Recreation

April 22, 2020

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 From: John Mulligan, Public Works Director          Click Here for Memo

Subject: COVID-19: April 22, 2020, Parks and Recreation Update

 On March 13, 2020, I issued a memorandum regarding the suspension of the City’s Parks and Recreation programs and the closure of the Senior Center due to the COVID-19.  The City has closed some facilities and canceled events and programs as a precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the citizens of Sanger. These changes will remain in place until the City of Sanger City Council proclaims the termination of the Emergency Declaration. Please note that there are often updates and changes may be made from day to day. As of today April 22, 2020, parks will remain open with the following conditions:

Effective today, the following actions will take place: 

  • All facility and park rentals are canceled until further notice.
  • All park picnic tables, pavilions, and stage areas are closed until further notice.
  • All playground tot-lot areas will be closed.
  • The exercise equipment at Jenni, JFK, and the Community Center Parks will be closed.
  • The restrooms will have modified hours and will close around 3:00 pm each day.
  • The Skate Park will be closed.
  • All basketball courts will be closed, the rims will remain for now, but the rims may be removed if needed.
  • The soccer fields will be closed to soccer activity and the soccer leagues have been suspended within the City of Sanger. The goals will remain but may be removed if needed.
  • Signs will be posted at the restrooms, tot-lot areas, and exercise equipment.
  • No social gatherings will be permitted, regardless of size. This will be enforced.
  • The walking trails at Jenni Park and JFK Park will remain open, but social distancing is required.

 Please note that while these changes are not easy, they are necessary to ensure the safety of the public. The coronavirus may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. By eliminating social gatherings and preventing access to equipment that may have the coronavirus present, we can continue to slow the curve.

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Sanger COVID-19 UPDATE

April 20, 2020 4:00 p.m.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) updated its county-wide statistics for April 20, 2020, that now identifies 15 of the 351 Fresno County COVID cases to be in the City of Sanger. It should be noted that due to privacy and HIPAA laws, individuals are not identified by name or address. However, as necessary, public safety will be notified by dispatch if/when EMS services are required at such an address. This will allow public safety personnel to take appropriate precautions as necessary. The link to the FCDPH graph is: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19-figures-and-graphs

Click here for up to date COVID-19 information from  the Fresno County Department of Public Health

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Sanger COVID-19 UPDATE

April 14, 2020 4:00 p.m.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) updated its county-wide statistics for April 14, 2020, that now identifies 11 of the 250 Fresno County COVID cases to be in the City of Sanger. It should be noted that due to privacy and HIPAA laws, individuals are not identified by name or address. However, as necessary, public safety will be notified by dispatch if/when EMS services are required at such an address. This will allow public safety personnel to take appropriate precautions as necessary. The link to the FCDPH graph is: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19-figures-and-graphs

Click here for up to date COVID-19 information from  the Fresno County Department of Public Health

Click here for information on the City of Sanger’s Response to COVID-19

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Sanger COVID-19 UPDATE

April 13, 2020 4:00 p.m.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) updated its county-wide statistics for April 13, 2020, that now identifies 10 of the 222 Fresno County COVID cases to be in the City of Sanger. It should be noted that due to privacy and HIPAA laws, individuals are not identified by name or address. However, as necessary, public safety will be notified by dispatch if/when EMS services are required at such an address. This will allow public safety personnel to take appropriate precautions as necessary. The link to the FCDPH graph is: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19-figures-and-graphs

Click here for up to date COVID-19 information from  the Fresno County Department of Public Health

Click here for information on the City of Sanger’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Epidemiology 4.13.2020

2020-04-13 Charts of Cases and Deaths

How the City of Sanger is helping Local Business and Residents?

April 13, 2020

The City of Sanger is supporting local businesses and residents while we patiently look forward to the time when business can thrive again. The City is supporting businesses financially in the following ways:

  1. Sales Tax and Measure S delay in tax collections by the State. As business owners may be aware, Governor Newsom issued an executive order allowing small businesses to postpone remitting up to $50,000 in total sales tax. Businesses can use the sales tax as a bridge loan interest-free. Only part of the $50,000 in total sales tax belongs to the State. The rest belongs to the City and other local governments. The City’s share of every $50,000 not remitted from sales taxable in Sanger is $10,000.


  1. The City is waiving penalties and late fees on utility bills issued on or after March 17, 2020, for residents and businesses until the end of the public health emergency. The City will work out a repayment plan with the residents and businesses who are unable to pay their utility bills on time.  ** Please note Disposal is EXCLUDED from postponed penalties and fees.


  1. The City is extending the term of all current business licenses by three months. This means each current business license now covers 15 months instead of 12 months.

Appreciatively,

Bret Harmon | Admin Services Director | City of Sanger

For more information on business licenses or utility bills please call 559-876-6300 option 1

Sanger COVID-19 UPDATE

April 10, 2020 3:00 p.m.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) updated its county-wide statistics for April 10, 2020, that now identifies 8 of the 191 Fresno County COVID cases to be in the City of Sanger. It should be noted that due to privacy and HIPAA laws, individuals are not identified by name or address. However, as necessary, public safety will be notified by dispatch if/when EMS services are required at such an address. This will allow public safety personnel to take appropriate precautions as necessary. 

For the latest COVID-19 information please visit the Fresno County Department of Public Health Webpage.

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Fresno County Department of Public Health 

COVID-19 Epidemiology Update April 9, 2020

  April 10, 2020

Click Here to Access the COVID-19 Epidemiology Update Infographic provided by the Fresno County Department of Public Health.

Small Business Resources

April 10, 2020

Small Business Association

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act has established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. The following link provides information on programs that can assist small business for those affected by the COVID-19-19 crisis

Click Here to Visit the SBA webpage.


Fresno State Small Business Development Center

Fresno State Small Business Development Center can help your business recover From the COVID-19-19 crisis. The following link provides webinars and workshops to help your business thrive during these difficult times and includes small business loan information that can help your business.

Click Here to Visit the Fresno State Small Business Development webpage.

Parks and Recreation Update

April 8, 2020

Click here for Signed memorandum

On March 13, 2020,  a memorandum was issued regarding the suspension of the City’s Parks and Recreation programs and the closure of the Senior Center due to the COVID-19. Due to recent changes and updates from both the State and Fresno County, the City of Sanger has chosen take additional steps to help protect the citizens of Sanger. These changes will remain in place until the City of Sanger City Council proclaims the termination of the Emergency Declaration. Please note that there are updates often so any of these changes can be updated as well.

Effective today, the following actions will take place: 

  • All facility and park rentals are canceled through the end of April including April 12, 2020.
  • All playground tot-lot areas will be closed.
  • The exercise equipment at Jenni, JFK, and the Community Center Parks will be closed.
  • The restrooms will have modified hours and will close around 3:00 pm each day.
  • The Skate Park will be closed.
  • All basketball courts will be closed, the rims will remain for now, but the rims may be removed if needed.
  • The soccer fields will be closed to soccer activity and the soccer leagues have been suspended within the City of Sanger. The goals will remain but may be removed if needed.
  • Signs will be posted at the restrooms, tot-lot areas, and exercise equipment.
  • All City parks will be closed on Sunday April 12, 2020. No social gatherings will be permitted, regardless of size. This will be enforced.
  • The walking trails at Jenni Park and JFK Park will remain open but social distancing is required.

 Please note that while these changes are not easy, they are necessary to ensure the safety of the public. The coronavirus may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. By eliminating social gatherings and preventing access to equipment that may have the coronavirus present, we can get through this together

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Sanger COVID-19 UPDATE

April 7, 2020 5 p.m.

The Fresno County Department of Public Health updated their county-wide statistics today, April 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., that identifies 7 of the 146 Fresno County COVID cases to be in the City of Sanger. It should be noted that due to privacy and HIPAA laws, individuals are not identified by name or address. However, as necessary, public safety will be notified by dispatch if/when EMS services are required at such address. This will allow public safety personnel to take appropriate precautions as necessary. The City will provide updates on the City and Countywide cases as it receives the information. 

Fresno County COVID Update 4.7.2020


Executive Order 20-3a -Onsite Services of Smoke Shops Located Within the City of Sanger City Limits

April 3, 2020

To protect the health of the public and to conform to the statewide "shelter in place" order, Smoke Shops within the City of Sanger be limited to on-site sales only until further notice subject to the following order.

Click Here to the full Executive Order 20-3a

Report Price Gouging

March 27, 2020

Residents may submit a price-gouging complaint to the Attorney General’s Office through the website (link below) or by calling (800) 952-5225.

For more information please click here.

Executive Order 20-5- Employee Limited Duration COVID-19 Administrative Leave Policy

March 27, 2020

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the financial effects related to COVID-19, Executive Order 20-5 Limited Duration has been implemented retroactively from March 16, 2020, to December 31, 2020. This policy is intended to help ensure that the City has a healthy workforce from which to draw upon to perform essential City Function.

Click here to read the full Executive Order 20-5 & the Administrative Policy  

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers- During Shelter in Place

March 22, 2020

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians.

In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

Click Here to read List of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Shelter in Place 

Closure of City Hall Complex

Effective 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020

To protect the health of the public and our staff and to conform to the statewide “shelter in place” order, the City is closing its City Hall complex to residents and visitors until further notice. 

UTILITIES ∙ (559) 876-6300, Option 1 or water@ci.sanger.ca.us

Click here for Press Release in English/Spanish

Haga clic aquí para Comunicado de Prensa en Español

Where Can I Pay My Utility Bill?

Online - webpayments.ci.sanger.ca.us/EdenWeb/  -  Visa or Mastercard

USPS Mail - 1700 7th Street, Sanger, CA 93657  - Check, Money order or Certified Funds (no cash)

City's Drop Box - City Hall's parking lot drive-thru area  -  Check, Money Order or Certified Funds (no cash

How are services changing during the emergency closure?

• Water, sewer and garbage services will continue without interruption. 

• Open or cancel utility service by emailing the City at water@ci.sanger.ca.us.

• No new late-penalty fees during this emergency closure.

• No water service shutoffs for non-payment during this emergency closure.

• Submit business license applications by mail, by email, or drop the invoice and payment in the drop box.

PARKS & RECREATION ∙ (559) 876-6300, Option 2 or recinfo@ci.sanger.ca.us

How are services changing during the emergency closure?

• All Parks & Recreation activities are canceled during the emergency closure.

• The City is not taking reservations for parks or facilities during the emergency closure.

BUILDING, PLANNING & CODE ENFORCEMENT∙ (559) 876-6300, Option 6

How are services changing during the emergency closure?

• The City will continue to accept and process applications and projects.

• Make fee payments using a check or money order by mail or place the invoice and payment in the drop box.

• Use the contacts below for questions or needs related to these specific services:

Planning & Entitlement Applications  -  (559) 876-6300, Ext. 1540 - dbrletic@ci.sanger.ca.us 

Building Permit Applications  -  (559) 876-6300, ext. 1570 - dsylvester@ci.sanger.ca.us

Building Inspections  -  (559) 876-6300, ext. 1570 - dsylvester@ci.sanger.ca.us

Code Enforcement (compliant basis) - (559) 876-6300, ext. 4002 - codeenforcement@ci.sanger.ca.us

Emergency Order Bar Closure

Effective 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020

Click here for Emergency Order Bar Closure

To protect the health of the public and to conform to the statewide “shelter in place” order, Bars within the City of Sanger are closed until further notice subject to the following order.

As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, and by the powers invested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26–6, I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City’s declared emergency is in effect related to COVID-19:

Bar Definition: Any establishment possessing any type of California Alcoholic Beverage Control license permitting beer, wine, or distilled spirits for on–site consumption.

1) Bars shall be closed.

2) Exception to Bar Closure: Bars that are currently authorized to provide off sale beer and wine to be consumed off premises are allowed to continue with off premises consumption sales.

3) Bars that prepare meals in a full kitchen may provide meals through drive through services and pick-up/delivery options but are still subject to bar closure for on–site alcohol and meal consumption.

4) No temporary California Alcoholic Beverage Control license shall be authorized by the City.

5) The Sanger Police Department and Sanger Code Enforcement Division shall enforce this Order.

6) The Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time, and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any City liability.

7) If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the reminder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.

8) This Order shall be immediately translated into Spanish, and accommodations made for all disabled persons to read its contents; it shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website.

9) Sanger Police Department, Sanger Code Enforcement Department, and other law enforcement authorities cooperating with the City of Sanger, are hereby authorized and charged, to the extent provided by law, with the responsibility of enforcing this regulation. Any violations of this regulations shall be punished as provided in Sanger City Code Section 1–7.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Director of Emergency Services: Tim Chapa, City Manager, March 20, 2020

Emergency Order Restaurant Closure

Effective 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020

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To protect the health of the public and to conform to the statewide “shelter in place” order, Restaurants within the City of Sanger are closed until further notice subject to the following order.

As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, and by the powers invested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26–6, I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City’s declared emergency is in effect related to COVID-19:

1) Restaurant Definition: Any establishment that sells food for consumption on–premises.

2) Restaurants that offer on–premises dining are prohibited from allowing consumption of food on–premises. Delivery, drive through, and pick–up options are allowed.

3) Food trucks shall follow social distancing of 6 feet per person for non–family members and limit the number of people in lines.

4) The Sanger Police Department and Sanger Code Enforcement Division shall enforce this Order.

5) The Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time, and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any City liability.

6) If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the reminder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.

7) This Order shall be immediately translated into Spanish, and accommodations made for all disabled persons to read its contents; it shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website.

8) Sanger Police Department, Sanger Code Enforcement Department, and other law enforcement authorities cooperating with the City of Sanger, are hereby authorized and charged, to the extent provided by law, with the responsibility of enforcing this regulation. Any violations of this regulations shall be punished as provided in Sanger City Code Section 1–7.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Director of Emergency Services

Tim Chapa, City Manager, March 20, 2020

Statewide Order To stay At Home

• March 19, 2020

• Tonight, the State of California announced a statewide order for residents to stay at home, except for essential services. The City of Sanger has every expectation that businesses and residents in our city will comply with the measures and we will follow the State’s guidelines in enforcement.

What’s open?

Essential services listed in the order include:

• Hospitals and medical offices

• Gas stations

• Pharmacies

• Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants

• Banks

• Laundromats/laundry services

• To our best understanding, business sectors supporting those services remain operational (e.g. Transportation, manufacturing, supply chains, etc.), but we will clarify further

CITY OF SANGER

The City of Sanger will continue to provide the essential services, including but not limited to:

• Police and Fire Services

• Public Utilities including water, sewage, and trash pickup

What’s Closed?

• Dine-in restaurants

• Bars and nightclubs

• Entertainment venues

• Gyms and fitness studios

• Public events and gatherings

The Order is in place until further notice.  

To view the State’s order please see:

https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/


Proclamation of Local Emergency 

March 17, 2020

The Sanger City Council voted to proclaim the existence of a local emergency within the City of Sanger due to the imminent and proximate threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The action took place during a Special Council Meeting on March 17, 2020, following similar actions by the County of Fresno and many other cities across the state.

The declaration of local emergency will allow the City to more effectively respond to the growing health emergency and prepares for the possibility of federal and state reimbursement of emergency costs.

Click Here to view full proclamation