California’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued proclamation to confront Swine Flu outbreak.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all agencies and departments of state government utilize and employ state personnel, equipment, and facilities as necessary to assist the California Department of Public Health and the Emergency Medical Services Authority in immediately performing any and all activities designed to prevent or alleviate illness and death due to the emergency, consistent with the State Emergency Plan as coordinated by the California Emergency Management Agency.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Department of Public Health and the Emergency Medical Services Authority enter into such contracts as it deems appropriate to provide services, material, personnel and equipment to supplement the extraordinary preventive measures implemented by local jurisdictions, if needed.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Government Code sections 8567 and 8571, the provisions of the Government Code, the Public Contract Code, the State Contracting Manual and Management Memo 03-10, and all policies applicable to state contracts for all agencies and departments of state government, including, but not limited to, advertising and competitive bidding requirements and approvals for non-competitively bid contracts, are hereby temporarily suspended with respect to contracts to provide services, material, personnel and equipment to respond to the emergency to the extent that such laws would prevent, hinder, or delay prompt mitigation of the effects of this emergency.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Government Code section 8567 to ensure adequate availability of technical personnel, I am invoking Standby Order Number 1, which waives the period of time permissible for emergency appointments for the hiring of necessary emergency personnel.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT pursuant to section 8571 of the Government Code, the certification requirement of section 1079 of title 17 of the California Code of Regulations is suspended as to all persons who meet the requirements under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of section 353 of the Public Health Service Act for high complexity testing and who are performing analysis of samples to detect H1N1 Swine Flu in any certified public health laboratory.
I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given to this proclamation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this the 28th Day of April 2009.
Governor of California
Since in the Swine flu subject here is a 1976 commercial.[via The Big Picture]