OKAYS 60-DAY EXTENSION, LIFTS RESTRICTIONS!!

By William

MCPHERSON – During a special meeting held on Thursday morning regarding COVID-19, the McPherson Board of County Commissioners heard from Julie McClure, Director of McPherson County Emergency Management/Communications regarding a new Resolution.

After Commissioner Chairman Keith Becker called the special meeting to order and nobody presented themselves for any Public Input, McClure asked the Commissioners to approve a proposed Resolution.

In her request, McClure asked the Commissioners to approve a proposed Resolution looking for a 60-day extension of the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for McPherson County Kansas.

Following much discussion, Commissioner Ron Loomis motioned to approve and sign Resolution #2020-04 as it had been presented, effective May 27, 2020. Commissioner Tom Kueser seconded the motion.

When voting on the Resolution, Chairman Keith Becker, Commissioner Ron Loomis, and Commissioner Tom Kueser all voted yes and the Resolution passed.

After the vote was done, Commissioner Ron Loomis made a motion to adjourn the Commissions Special Meeting and reconvene as the McPherson County Board of Health.

Commissioner Tom Kueser seconded the motion and all three commissioners voted yes and the special meeting was adjourned.

At 9:15 a.m., Shalei Shea, McPherson County Health Department Director/County Health Official, joined the meeting and gave updated to the Commissioners on the recent action taken by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly concerning COVID-19 Guidelines.

These guidelines included allowing individual counties to set and/or implement their own specific COVID-19 related restrictions, phases, recommendations, and enforcement.

Following a discussion of several options, Commissioner Tom Kueser made a motion regarding the COVID-19 Response to Reopening for McPherson County.

Commissioner’s Kueser’s motion said that effective immediately, all McPherson County restrictions are to be lifted, but the public is encouraged to follow suggested guidelines/recommendations set forth by the McPherson County Health Department.

Commissioner Ron Loomis seconded the motion and all three Commissioners voted in favor of the motion to lift all McPherson County restrictions.

At 10:05 a.m., Commissioner Tom Kueser made a motion to adjourn the McPherson County Board of Health meeting. Commissioner Ron Loomis seconded the motion and all three Commissioners voted yes to adjourn the meeting.

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