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Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:40 pm
by Steve Adler

The Mayor Pro Tem and I recommend that Council consider having a Special Called Meeting for the purpose of having a COVID-19 briefing and an Executive Session on related legal issues.

We would propose an agenda to include items like the following:

• Reports from Dr. Escott and Austin Public Health - what’s being done to deal with the rise in cases, hospital admissions, and infectivity we’re
now seeing.
• Information on recent modeling and what that tells us about future scenarios and timelines
• As specifically requested by Mayor Pro Tem Garza, and to which I emphatically agree is key, - our current strategies to deal with and mitigate
and current and planned efforts to address the protections for and the disproportionate and increasing outbreak in vulnerable communities,
especially the Black and the LatinX/Hispanic communities.
• Reports on RISE and other COVID funding, including an assessment of possible budget increases for fighting the virus itself

We would anticipate this to be a meeting with briefings and discussion, not for items posted for action.

Please let us know if you agree and we’ll ask the Agenda Office to find us the best and soonest time for us to get together. If there are other topics you want to make sure are addressed, please add those, too.


Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:03 am
by Steve Adler

We will be posting a Special Called Meeting to discuss COVID related topics. The agenda office helped us identify the time when a critical number of us were available.

Monday, June 29
1 pm
Virtual Meeting
Discussion only, no action items.
Executive Session on related matters

Agenda will be posted later this week.


Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:02 am
by Ann Kitchen
I will participate on Monday.

Ann Kitchen
City Council D5

Re: Potential Special Called Meeting on COVID-19

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:39 pm
by Steve Adler

Here are the topics we plan to cover at the Special Called Meeting on Monday. (Agenda here - ... ?id=342511)

o General updates from Dr. Escott and APH
o Modeling update from Dr. Meyers
o Strategy and Actions to address disproportionate cases in:
LatinX population
African American population
Nursing Home and Other susceptible populations.
o Testing and testing strategy
o Contact Tracing plans and strategy
o Data availability and Dashboard
o Any anticipated needs for additional resources to increase capacity for out public health response

The following people will participate in the briefing or be available for questions.
Dr. Mark Escott
Dr. Lauren Meyers
Dr. Clay Johnston
CommUnityCare representative
ACM Chris Shorter
Stephanie Hayden (APH)
Adrienne Sturrup (APH)
Veronica Briseno (EDD)
Brie Franco (IGRO),
Jessica King (CPIO),
Farah Muscadin (OPO)
Brion Oaks (Equity)
Juan Ortiz (HSEM)
Ed Van Eenoo (Budget)