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File #: 20-1374    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 10/13/2020 In control: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 10/27/2020 Final action: 10/27/2020
Title: County Considerations Related to Office Hours in Response to COVID-19
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Att 1 Updated EE Resolution.pdf, 3. Att 2 Resolution 20-20.pdf, 4. Att 3 Resolution 20-25.pdf, 5. Att 4 2015 Revised Office Hours.pdf, 6. Resolution 20-100

To: Board of Supervisors

From: County Administrative Office

Agenda Section: Consent

County Considerations Related to Office Hours in Response to COVID-19

That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Adopt the attached resolution related to office hours in response to COVID-19.

All County Funds

On March 11 Humboldt County Health Officer Teresa Frankovich, MD declared a local health emergency in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in California and beyond. In response to this declaration, on March 16 your Board adopted Resolution 20-20 (Attachment 2) which provided department heads the discretion to close and/or limit in-person interactions with members of the public and staff provided that alternative procedures, such as telephonic and/or web-based services are available and accessible during such closures or times of limited service in their respective departments.

On October 7 Dr. Frankovich provided notification from the California Department of Public Health that Humboldt County had moved into the least restrictive "yellow" tier under the state's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy."

Pursuant to Government Code sections 24257 and 24260 the Board of Supervisors has the authority to establish standardized office hours for the transaction of in-person business for all county offices.

Therefore, staff recommends adopting a revised resolution (Attachment 1) repealing and replacing Section 5 of Resolution No. 20-20 and Section 1 of Resolution No. 20-25 (Attachment 3) making available in-person appointments or transactions for members of the public and county staff during the office hours designated by the Board via Resolution No. 15-25 (Attachment 4). This will also require departments to have a supervisory employee with decision making authority in the office during regular office hours as established by Resolution. No. 15-25 in order to ...

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