Division of Well being. official: Macon Co. board might withdraw energy to use mitigation measures | Finest Tales
DECATUR, Ailing. (WAND) – Macon County Council is contemplating a proposal to alter the authority of the Macon County Well being Division, which might take away the facility to implement COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Macon County Public Well being Administrator Brandi Binkley knowledgeable WAND Information on Monday of the proposed plan. She stated if the board took this step, the well being division wouldn’t be capable to shut down bars and eating places for violating COVID-19 mitigation measures.
She added that if council did this and Decatur Metropolis Council determined to open bars and eating places, her division would don’t have any regulation enforcement motion. Binkley stated the transfer would “rob” the well being division of the flexibility to avoid wasting lives.
WAND Information reached out to board member Linda Little for remark and didn’t instantly obtain a response.
An emergency assembly of the Macon County Atmosphere, Schooling, Well being and Welfare Committee is about for five:30 p.m. Tuesday on the matter. This concern is on the agenda below “New Enterprise” as “Dialogue and potential remaining motion concerning the modification of Chapter 91 of the Macon County Code (Meals Hygiene Ordinance)”.
If accepted by the committee, the measure can be submitted to the Macon County Board of Administrators on Thursday.
Binkley stated Macon County well being officers organized a Emergency assembly Monday.