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2020-3-17 Emerg Minutes

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March 17, 2020

The Board of County Commissioners of Creek County (BOCC) met in Emergency Session on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., date and time duly posted.

Item #1: Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman, Newt Stephens Jr. Roll Call Stephens present, Warner present, and Whitehouse absent.

Item #2: Statement of compliance with open meetings act-Chairman.

Item #3: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Warner effective March 18, 2020 all entrances to the Courthouse and Collins Building will be locked, except the North entrance, which is ADA accessible will have a manned station where all employees and public persons, each person will have questions asked and temperature screening, before individuals are able to access the buildings. Stephens stated he had just finished a meeting with the Judges and they are shutting down the Court dockets and Court Clerk is limiting the people coming in their offices. I wanted to get a touch less thermometer and close all entrances except the North ADA accessible ones so that we can insure that anyone coming in is healthy and turn away ones that are not. We need lists from the Offices of services that can be provided over the internet or online. We can all encourage individuals to utilize online services. We are trying to keep everyone as safe as possible. Stephens stated that as of today there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Creek County. Max Cook stated that someone in the District Attorney's Office may have dealt with someone that had been exposed to the virus. Cook agrees we should monitor the entrance and take temperatures of all individuals entering the building and follow with some questions, if they are showing symptoms then we can report it to the Health Department. Enlow asked what would be considered at temperature; Stephens stated anything over 99 or 98.6. Enlow asked if you can be symptomatic and not have a temperature and still be contagious. Stephens stated yes you can. Enlow suggested that she have people come up to the third floor and knock and wait for herself or someone to address them in the foyer. We want to keep all of our employees safe. Cook stated that each office can implement process at their discretion. Amanda Vanorsdol, Court Clerk stated their offices have been locked down per Judges Order and they are only allowing Attorney's and Pro-se Litigants in for now. We are taking necessary measure on cleaning and protecting ourselves. It is the new normal that we are going to have to get used too. Don Engle, Treasurer asked when would this procedure with manned station take effect, Stephens stated with one phone call it can be in place. Warner asked with the schools closed can we have employees children at work, Cook stated that again it is at the discretion of the elected official, but the Governor Bill 2020-07 has discouraged that or has prohibited that. Suzanne Shirey, Sapulpa Chamber discussed a joint meeting with Tulsa Chamber and the SBA on ways they can help small business. Then Mayor Bynum spoke and has made changes, everything changes minute by minute. City of Sapulpa has announced closures to centers and are making accommodations to everyone that may need meals. Stephens briefly discussed if there was a need to adjust the hours of operation. Cook stated that the Court Clerk and County Clerk have statues they must follow on hours of operation and I am not sure you can adjust all hours. Everyone stressed the importance of cleaning in your offices and encouraging everyone to clean stations multiple times daily. There were questions if this implies to the Sheriff's Office, Stephens stated they already have limited access and the Sheriff will monitor his own building. Mortazavi asked if the screening applies to elected officials as well, Board stated no. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye.

      Public Comment: NONE

      Adjournment: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Warner at 2:36 p.m. to adjourn. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye.