County to Convene Community and Healthcare Leaders to Discuss COVID-19 Surge and Ongoing Operations

Thursday, December 30, 2021 | 

County to Convene Community and Healthcare Leaders to Discuss COVID-19 Surge and Ongoing Operations

County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor has invited community and healthcare leaders to attend a virtual meeting on Tuesday, January 4 at 10 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current convergence of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta and Omicron variants which is leading to new highs in average daily cases nationally and locally. Invitees include the Mayor, City Manager, Superintendent of Schools, School Board Chair, the Leon County Sheriff, university and college presidents, and community healthcare leaders. The Chairman will be joined by the County Administrator, Assistant to the County Administrator for Community Relations and Resilience, the Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health-Leon and the Leon County Director of Emergency Management. 

Participants will discuss the long-standing coordination and response operations which continue among all local agencies, community testing deployment and capacity, and all ongoing or additional efforts which may be necessary to support our critical local healthcare infrastructure. Participants will be invited to share their plans and other opportunities for further collaboration should the current surge disrupt school operations due to rapid transmission, impact employers due to employee illness, and challenge the healthcare system’s capacity to care for patients.

The public may watch the meeting live at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/Stream.

For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov.