The advisory board’s meeting will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, via ZOOM. If you’re interested in watching you can do so at www.ctvknox.org/, KCHD YouTube, and stream.knoxcountytn.gov/. Buchanan, the county’s public health officer, said she will consult with the law director to find out what happens to health policies that are currently in place. The board has also released its agenda for the meeting:
“This debate has been brewing for several months and the direction it’s going has become more and more clear. So you know as always as I’ve said this whole time no matter who is making the decisions, I will continue to follow public health science and make the recommendations that I think are the most appropriate for our community to keep our citizens safe.” Going forward the board will advise county leaders when making decisions for residents regarding health regulations instead of setting policy.
Knox County Department of Health Director Dr. Martha Buchanan said. The Knox Co. Commission voted 8-3 to strip the Knox County board of health of its regulation-making power on March 29. The commission began those discussions in 2020.
Discuss COVID-19 Face Covering Regulation, No. 2021-1Discuss Restaurant, Bar and Event Occupancy Limitation and Closure Regulation, No. 2021-2Other BusinessAdjourn Call to OrderRoll CallEstablishment of QuorumPublic ForumBoard of Health Member Comments to Public ForumSet the AgendaKnox County Health Department Benchmark Presentation by Dr. BuchananUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville Data Update by Dr. ShamiyehQuestions for Educational Institutions (presentations sent previously)Discussion of Organization of New Advisory BoardAdoption of RulesAppointment of Officers
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