Clark County Council nixes in-person meetings as COVID-19 rates climb

The Clark County Council decided this week to keep its public meetings in a virtual format through the end of August, at which time councilors will re-evaluate and consider whether to open meetings to in-person attendance.

The council had previously decided earlier this month to re-open its public meetings to in-person attendance beginning Aug. 1. However, due to the recent increase in COVID-19 case numbers, the Council chose to delay that action and consider it again at the end of August.

Council meeting agendas, participation instructions and a public comment form are available online at clark.wa.gov/councilors/clark-county-council-meetings.

County employees and visitors entering county buildings are subject to Washington State guidance regarding face coverings. People not fully vaccinated must wear masks in county buildings. Anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is strongly encouraged to wear a face covering but not required to do so.

Residents can get up-to-date COVID-19 information including infection data and how to get vaccinated on the county’s website at clark.wa.gov/public-health/novel-coronavirus.