ACBOS Hold Short Meeting Tuesday 3-24-20

ACBOS Hold Short Meeting Tuesday 3-24-20

Meeting in person, carefully spaced out, and with the public participating through video conference and telephones, the Amador Board of Supervisors held a short meeting Tuesday morning. The board voted to move Amador County Health Official Dr. Rita Kerr to full-time status. The move reflected in Dr. Kerr’s increased duties since the spread of COVID-19. The move is reflected in Dr. Kerr’s increased duties since the spread of COVID-19. In the words of the request from the County Health Department—“all local governmental agencies, educational systems, the public at large and state leadership have turned to Dr. Kerr for guidance and expert consultation on appropriate actions to limit the effect of the virus to our community.” The supervisors also approved the shutdown of the Amador County Library system and the closure of the animal shelter as part of the effort to reduce interpersonal contact and slow the spread of the virus. In business unrelated to the COVID-19 virus, the supervisors voted to approve a one year extension of the county’s urgency ordinance that bans the commercial sale and growing of industrial hemp. The extension gives the county a year to go through the formal law making process regarding hemp, which looks the same as medical or recreational marijuana, but cannot be smoked but rather can be harvested for CBD oils used in various health and beauty products.

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