Since the start of the Covid pandemic two years ago, the Linn County Board of Commissioners has been holding its weekly meetings as usual, in person and in public, unlike some other state and local government bodies.
Commissioners Sherrie Sprenger, Will Tucker and Chairman Roger Nyquist spoke about the pandemic at their session Tuesday morning. They commended all those in private business and public service who had carried on despite the burdens imposed by the outbreak and the risks.
They especially mentioned the county health department, which has been holding vaccination clinics all over the place.
With precautions like spacing and transparent shields in place, county offices stayed open to the public during the time when the state ordered some businesses to close, and while some other public agencies moved operations online.
With masks still in place on Tuesday, the commissioners made their remarks as they anticipated the end of the statewide mandate to wear masks indoors. That mandate is over as of Saturday, March 12.
For a more complete account of the occasion and the commissioners’ remarks, you can go here. It’s a press release written by Alex Paul, a former colleague of mine when we both worked at the Albany Democrat-Herald.
Alex has been with Linn County for a year, providing accounts of county activities as a public information officer. If you’re interested in what Linn County government is up to, get Alex to put you on his email list. (hh)