Cherokee County Officials met during a virtual press conference held on Tuesday morning at the Cherokee County Administrative Center (hosted by the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency) to discuss the current impact & response to the COVID-19 Outbreak and how it is affecting essential services across Cherokee County. In keeping with CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health directives, proper social distancing practices WERE followed.
Those in attendance included; The Cherokee County Commission, the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center, Cherokee County Health & Rehab, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and the Cherokee County Industrial Authority.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver announced that they will be offering assistance to the elderly and high risk citizens beginning immediately –
Cherokee County Chief Deputy Josh Summerford explained that it is now an arrestable offense to violate Alabama’s Public Health Order –
Others that spoke during the conference included Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, Chamber of Commerce Director Theresa Hulgan, Cherokee County Health & Rehab Administrator Brad Hinton, David Early, Floyd-Cherokee Medical Center Administrator and Luanne Hayes, Chairman of the Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority & Campus Director for Gadsden State Cherokee.
These press conferences will take place each Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Cherokee County Commission Chamber until the public health crisis has been dissolved.
You can view video from Tuesday’s conference below – VIDEO STARTS AT 7:00 MINUTE MARK