Community leaders from across Cherokee County – including mayors, judges, circuit clerks, and the chamber of commerce, along with first responders, law enforcement agencies, local fire departments, the rescue squad, Floyd EMS, the Cherokee County EMA – and local media including WEIS Radio met Tuesday afternoon to take part in a special EMA Conference Call.
Health officials and other agencies were also on board.
The purpose of that gathering of those representatives was to define each person/agencies role in regard to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
Probate Judge Tim Burgess was the first to speak:
Judge Burgess continued – addressing contingency plans should employee absences lead to a shortfall in staff numbers:
Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie shared this with those gathered:
He then went on to give more details about specific departments:
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver implemented a series of preventive measures and quite a list of safeguards some time back in anticipation of what has come to pass:
Afterwards, Josh Garmany with Floyd Cherokee Medical Center updated everyone on many of the actions they’ve taken to ensure the safety of their patients and staff:
We’ll have much more on that meeting in the coming days