The Redwood City Council on Monday voted to end the local emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic after three years.
This comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Mateo County officials ended the state and county emergencies on Feb. 28, respectively.
In March 2020, the City Council declared a local emergency due to COVID-19 when cases began rising rapidly throughout San Mateo County.
According to a staff report, the proclamation allowed the city to change public health and safety protocols, support vaccination efforts, and address the pandemic’s economic and social impact on individuals, businesses, and community organizations.
The termination of the local emergency is effective immediately.