3/23/20, 10:05 PM
The Jefferson County Board Of Commissioner’s held a second Special Meeting today at 1:30 PM to discuss Governor Brown’s Executive Order-20-12.
The focus of this meeting was to determine Essential & Non-Essential Employees & Work Place Social Distancing policies for the County Workers.
Ranch Matters obtained the Attached Resolution, approved & signed by the Commissioners along with a list of County positions reflecting the Essential & Non-Essential designation.
3/23/20, 10:50 AM
At 9:00 AM this morning, the Jefferson County Commissioners held a SPECIAL MEETING with County Public Health Officer, Mike Baker, Emergency Manager, David Pond and Sheriff, Jim Adkins for the latest Coronavirus updates.
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County Health Officer, Mike Baker provided a detailed report and confirmed there are no reported cases-yet, in Jefferson County. He added, “We do believe it’s here.”
Interestingly, Baker said, Jefferson County is the most “unhealthy county” in the State of Oregon and that creates longer recovery times.
***See Baker’s Video Report on Ranch Matters Story (3/12/20) titled, “Jefferson County Board of Commissioner’s Meeting on Crooked River Ranch.”
J.C. Public Health Officer Mike Baker
Emergency Manager, David Pond reassured everyone that Public Health is doing an “outstanding job” considering the “INFORMATION CRISIS.” According to Pond, this is also a “fluid crisis” that requires constantly monitoring and flexibility.
JCSO Submitted Photo
Pond stressed, all Emergency Managers are mandated to follow the Governor’s Executive Orders without exception.
Pond believes the next Executive Order will be to “STAY HOME.”
Pond stated he’s monitoring the medical supply chain in Central Oregon, making sure supplies are distributed fairly.
Lastly, Pond indicated there has been “no threats of enforcement” measures reported-yet.
Sheriff Adkins stated all stakeholders are “working well together” and stressed the importance of just “relax and trust the people God has put in place.”
Adkins said that if the Stay At Home Order is given, please obey it.
Adkins also talked briefly about possible Constitutional issues and avoided providing any specifics at this time.
There is another scheduled meeting today at 1:30 PM for further updates.
Note: The above Special Meeting was via Teleconference for the health and safety of all those involved.