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Collier County commissioners in session. Photo via WINK News.
FILE: Collier County commissioners in session. Photo via WINK News.

Collier County commissioners to hold emergency special meeting to discuss COVID-19 Monday at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION: The original headline of this article had an incorrect day of the week. The meeting is on Monday.


The Collier County Board of County Commissioners said in a statement that they: “will hold an Emergency Special Meeting to discuss COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Declaration of Local State of Emergency at 2 p.m., Monday, March 16, in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112.”

Commissioner William McDaniel said the reason for the meeting is not to call a declaration of emergency at that time, rather to assist with funding for the test kits and to assess other areas. He also said it’s a requisite for counties to take the lead so municipalities within the county can move forward with their own agendas.

The meeting will be broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at colliercountyfl.gov/ctv and social media at facebook.com/colliergov.

The Board’s agenda will include, but is not limited to:

• Review and discuss the possible impacts of COVID-19 on Collier County.
• Discuss any appropriate action for the Board to take.

This meeting is open to the public. Interested parties may register to speak and to submit their objections, if any, in writing, to the board/committee prior to the meeting if applicable. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless permission for additional time is granted by the chairman.

The public is reminded that the CDC and Department of Health recommend social distancing and avoiding public gatherings when possible.

Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of County Commissioners, an advisory board or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department.

Collier County Emergency Management is monitoring COVID-19 and preparing for any potential impacts to the county.

IF YOU FEEL SICK:

The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected] Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates


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