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Next meetings of Flagler County BOCC, Palm Coast City Council to be virtual due to COVID-19 precautions

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Flagler County announces methods for public participation.
by: Guest Writer

Updated 8:28 p.m. April 3

by: Julie Murphy

Flagler County public information officer

Flagler County is moving to a virtual meeting platform for its Board of County Commission meetings beginning Monday, April 6, because of the COVID-19 outbreak and the Governor’s “Safer at Home” executive order.

The meeting will begin at its regularly scheduled time – 9 a.m. – but the commissioners, county administrator, county attorney, and staff will attend via the Zoom video platform. There will be no physical meeting room.  Everyone is participating remotely as allowed by the Governor’s Executive Order in order to protect everyone’s health and safety.

There are four options for virtual attendance:

  • View the meeting broadcast live on cable television, Spectrum Channel 492
  • View the meeting streamed live on the County’s YouTube channel – go to www.FlaglerCounty.org and click on the YouTube icon
  • View the meeting using the Zoom App from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device – click https://zoom.us/j/283845854 to join
  • Call 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099 and enter Webinar ID: 283 845 854 before or during the meeting, follow the prompts given by the Zoom system

There are two options to make a public comment:

  • Email [email protected] before and during the meeting, and they will be read at the meeting (450 word limit. and emails must be received in a timely manner)
  • Call 386-313-4001 before or during the meeting to provide comments (not to exceed 3 minutes)

Officials urge all residents and businesses to abide by Executive and Emergency Orders, and follow Florida Department of Health and CDC guidance, to include:

  • Staying home except when engaged in essential services or activities
  • Practicing aggressive social distancing at all times – people should keep a minimum of 6 feet of space between one another, and keep groups to less than 10, which includes while shopping and waiting in the check-out line
  • Frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are, or may be, sick

Additionally, those who are sick and/or told to self-isolate are to: remain at home unless seeking medical care, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a facemask around others, and disinfect touched surfaces daily.

COVID-19 health related questions or concerns should be directed to your regular healthcare provider or the Florida Health hotline at 866-779-6121.

COVID-19 bar, restaurant, or lodging establishment concerns should be directed to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation at 866-532-1440.

All other COVID-19 government services questions or concerns may be directed to a specific municipality or the Emergency Operations Center at 386-313-4200.

Check for current information on Flagler County’s website www.flaglercounty.org, and follow “Flagler County Government” or “Flagler County Emergency Management” on Social Media. The county’s social media team will provide updates through these official accounts:

  • Facebook.com/FlaglerCountyGovernment
  • Flagler County Emergency Management
  • Facebook.com/FlaglerEOC
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerEOC
  • Instagram.com/FlaglerEOC

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