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Manteca receiving $1 million for city’s pandemic response
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Manteca will receive $1,047,037 to reimburse the city for its efforts to deal with the COVID-19 emergency.

The city is receiving the money in six payments from the $15.3 billion California was allocated from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The initial payment is expected to be received by the end of July. Continued funding is contingent upon compliance with, and enforcement of, State and San Joaquin County Public Health orders.

Eligible expenditures related to the pandemic response include:

*Equipment costs (including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), IT technology needs, first-responder equipment, and related materials)

*Eligible payroll costs for public safety personnel and Emergency Operations Center staff

·*Community assistance (small business grants, senior meals and related programs)

Manteca has been in a declared local emergency now for 124 days

“My priority is protecting public health and local economic concerns within our community in a fiscally responsible way,” noted City Manager Miranda Lutzow.

The City is also preparing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Response Cost Recovery reports for reimbursement of COVID-19 expenses related to the use of PPE gear and eligible Fire Department staffing costs.

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COVID-19 statics

There have been three more deaths in the past two days in San Joaquin County to bring the number of people who have succumbed to COVID-19 as of 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

There have been 7,428 people since early March infected. Of those 3,058 have recovered while 4,370 are currently positive including 212 new cases confirmed by testing. The positive cases include those who are ill, have become slightly sick, as well as those showing no symptoms and may never do so.

Stockton leads the county with 3,487 cases followed by Lodi at 659, Manteca at 643, Tracy at 557, Lathrop at 188, Ripon and 75, and Escalon at 52. The San Joaquin County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard mixes those who have recovered with those who are currently positive.


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