SEPTEMBER 9, 2021, 1:30 p.m. - WORKSHOP and CITY MANAGER'S BRIEFING
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Workshop of the City Council was held at 1:30 p.m., via Zoom video communications. Mayor Johnson recognized Alderman Leggett to offer the invocation.
PRESENT: Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, Presiding
Alderwoman Kesha Gibson-Carter, At-Large, Post 1, Chairman
Alderwoman Alicia Miller Blakely, At-Large, Post 2
Alderwoman Bernetta B. Lanier, District 1
Alderman Detric Leggett, District 2
Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan, District 3
Alderman Nick Palumbo, District 4, Vice-Chairman
Alderwoman Dr. Estella Edwards Shabazz, District 5, Mayor Pro-Tem
Alderman Kurtis Purtee, District 6
Acting City Manager Health Lloyd
City Attorney Bates Lovett
Clerk of Council Mark Massey
|Workshop Agenda Items|
|1. COVID-19 Update|
Mayor Johnson introduced Dr. Lawton Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District for an update on COVID-19 in the coastal district.
Dr. Davis presented local updates with a Power Point presentation showing the Chatham County data as it relates to age, gender, race, transmission index, hospitalizations, deaths and types of virus. The FDA will meet on September 17th for consideration of a booster vaccine. If and when the booster vaccine is officially released for distribution, Dr. Davis discussed which individuals will be recommended for the booster vaccine and the long-term advantages/effects.
There followed a question and discussion session from Council which involved Dr. Davis' input on regular temper checks and when/how to get the booster vaccine if approved.
Mayor Johnson thanked Dr. Davis for all the shared information and reinforced the City's recent Emergency Order as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Johnson adjourned the Workshop at 2:01 p.m. He further indicated the Regular Meeting will convene at 2:11 p.m.
A video recording of the workshop can be found by copying and inserting the link below in your url:
Mark Massey, Clerk of Council
Date Minutes Approved: September 23, 2021