Public meetings in city of Camas go remote again

Officials say decision based on fact that COVID-19 cases are increasing again throughout county

The city of Camas returned to a virtual-only meeting format for all public meetings on Sept. 1, due to the increasing rates of COVID-19 in the local area. 

The new remote-only rule includes Camas City Council meetings, as well as meetings for the city’s planning commission, library board of directors, parks and recreation commission, and all other boards and commissions’ meetings. 

Officials will review the decision regularly, in conjunction with neighboring agencies, to determine when, and if, they can return to a hybrid public meeting format

In addition to a return to remote meetings, face coverings will now be required indoors for all city buildings for individuals 5 years and older, regardless of vaccination status. 

The mask mandate includes employees and visitors to any city buildings.