Published: May 14, 2020
Dear County Staff,
As we approach the second
month of sheltering in place, many of you may be asking how soon we will be
able to return to some form of normalcy. Truly getting back to any resemblance
of normal will be a slow process and much of it will be guided by the Governor’s
Pandemic Resilience Roadmap
(PDF) and key health indicators.
I want to take this
opportunity to share that we are continuing to take steps to ensure the safety
of our employees both now and as we increase services and staffing in the
coming weeks. In coordination with Human Resources and the Public Health
Officer, we are enhancing current COVID-19 risk mitigation protocols,
establishing clear social distancing guidelines and other public health mitigation and preventive measures in
preparation for re-entry.
Measures Best Practices are being reviewed with department management this week
and will serve to assist in developing department specific procedures for
individual worksites. Please continue to stay in close contact your manager or
supervisor as things continue to evolve.
Finally, while this week
we would have held the annual Public Service Recognition lunch to celebrate the
contributions of our County family, I want to take a moment to express my
sincerest gratitude for your dedication, commitment, and the value you bring
every day, and particularly during these difficult times.