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COVID-19 cancels Tuesday commission meeting

The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to take its toll, prompting the cancellation of the Tuesday, July 18 county commission meeting.

In a news release issued by County Coordinator Michael Morón Monday afternoon, the cancellation of the meeting. due to “an abundance of caution and safety, and to protect the public, commissioners and staff,” was announced, and re-scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m.

“Recently the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners were exposed to COVID-19, resulting in positive test results,” read the release. “Currently some commissioners are symptomatic and might be contagious, while others are still experiencing a longer than usual recovery phase.

The release said all scheduled public hearings and workshops will require re-advertising and will be placed on a future agenda.

The county commission plans to meet Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 for the scheduled budget workshops.

Fore more information, please call County Coordinator Michael Morón at (850) 653-5077.

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