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File #: R-079-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2021 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 8/12/2021 Final action: 8/12/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT INTERIM PRACTICES TO ADDRESS OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES RESULTING FROM THE EVOLVING COVID-19 VIRUS.
Sponsors: David James (D-6)
Attachments: 1. R-079-21 V.1 081221 Interim Practices to Address Operational Challenges Due to Pandemic.pdf, 2. RES 066 2021.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. _______, SERIES 2021
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A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT INTERIM PRACTICES TO ADDRESS OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES RESULTING FROM THE EVOLVING COVID-19 VIRUS.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAMES

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate and spread throughout the world, the United States, the Commonwealth, and Metro Louisville; and
WHEREAS, the highly contagious Delta variant is infecting both the vaccinated and unvaccinated among us; and
WHEREAS, variability in transmission and infection rates can and do fluctuate rapidly, with alert statuses ranging from "green" (the lowest level), to "yellow", to "orange", to "red"; and
WHEREAS, as of July 30, Louisville was in the "orange" alert status, with a two-week average daily incidence rate of 12.5 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, after consistently posting rates in the "yellow" status for several weeks; and
WHEREAS, as of August 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control ("CDC"), Jefferson County has reached "red" status, and the level of community transmission of Covid-19 has progressed from substantial to high in less than one week; and
WHEREAS, in an ideal world, all meetings in City Hall could be conducted fully in person and with no masks required for anyone, but the continuing threats posed by the COVID-19 virus create less than ideal circumstances; and
WHEREAS, given the mercurial nature of the COVID-19 virus, Metro Council must have the ability to adjust operations immediately without the need to call special or emergency meetings of Council to address changing conditions in order to protect the health and safety of its staff and employees, each other, and the public at large; and
. WHEREAS, pursuant to Council Rule 7.01(b), the adoption of these interim practices to address challenges that the evolving COVID-19 situation presents to Council's operations constitutes an administrative function of Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY TH...

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