Columbus Council votes 8-1 to re-impose Public Health State of Emergency

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COLUMBUS, Ga, (WRBL) — Columbus Council voted 8-1 Tuesday morning to re-imposing a Public Health State of Emergency.

The lone dissenting vote was from District 5 Councilor Charmaine Crabb. District 1 Councilor Pops Barnes was absent. The resolution was passed without discussion.

It allows for public meetings to be held using telephonic or video participation; confirming the Mayor’s
current directive that facemasks be worn in all Columbus Consolidated Government indoor
facilities; providing authorization for the Mayor to respond to ongoing COVID-19 developments
by Executive Order; and for other purposes.

This comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise in Muscogee County. Currently, there are 190 patients hospitalized in the two Columbus hospital systems.

Stay with News 3 for additional information on Mayor Skip Henderson’s plans for the executive power the resolution provides.

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