Leon County Commission Chairman Rick Minor announced today that there will be a special commission meeting convened at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to discuss updates related to COVID-19.
On August 27, Commissioner Kristin Dozier sent a letter to Minor requesting that the board meet before the next scheduled meeting in September.
In the letter, Dozier cited the increase in the county’s positivity rate with the Delta variant as a rationale for the meeting.
“I think this is a critical time in our community,” said Dozier. “We have been doing this far too long. We’ve lost too many people and we need to really make sure that we have all hands on deck to push forward, get control of this variant and hopefully prevent another surge in the future.”
At the scheduled meeting, commissioners will receive presentations from county staff and medical/public health professionals and will evaluate possible mitigation measures.
In a statement Minor said, “I believe this special meeting — in which County Commissioners and the public hear important COVID-19 information — will be helpful.”
The public can access the meeting in real time on Comcast channel 16, Prism channels 16 and 1016-HD, the Leon County Florida channel on Roku, the County’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitter, and County web site. Citizens may provide public comment in the following ways:
• In-person at the meeting.
• Through virtual means by registering to comment.
• Through written comment by accessing the online form.
Citizens wishing to provide virtual comment must register by 8 p.m. on the day before the meeting to provide County staff sufficient time to provide instructions to citizens for comment during the meeting. Anyone needing assistance with registration may contact County Administration at (850) 606-5300.
Minor concluded the statement by emphasizing that from the beginning Leon County County Commissioners and County staff have worked diligently with local hospitals, health centers, and a multitude of other community partners to protect the health and lives of Leon County residents and they will continue their efforts.