COVID-19 Statement

Jun 13, 2020, 11:05 AM

Dallesport/Murdock Community Council Announcement to the general public: Regarding COVID-19 and public meetings.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives for the time being. Government has decided to honor social distancing and health safety guidelines that indicate that new measures will be in place that are designed to protect the public from this pervasive health threat.  With positive cases now present in every community of Klickitat County it is unwise to hold public meetings and gatherings:

Proclamation 20-05 to prohibit public agencies as follows:

“Any public agency, subject to RCW 42.30, is prohibited from conducting any meeting, subject to RCW 42.30 unless (a) the meeting is not conducted in-person and instead provides an option(s) for the public to attend the proceedings through, at minimum, telephonic access,

and may also include other electronic, internet or other means of remote access, and (b) provides the ability for all persons attending the meeting to hear each other at the same time.”

Remote meeting resources include the Department of Enterprise Services Master Contract for teleconferencing and web-based meeting platforms, which can be found here: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-28%20-%20COVID-19%20Open%20Govt%20Laws%20Waivers%20%28tmp%291.pdf

Dallesport/Murdock Community Council Chair,

Don McDermott

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