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King County Board of Health meeting on January 21, 2021

Summary

The King County Board of Health holds a meeting on January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The agenda includes updates on COVID-19 vaccine planning and discussion of a resolution urging the state to address racism as a public health crisis.

Story

The King County Board of Health will hold a meeting on January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Board members and staff will be participating remotely.

To watch or listen in to the meeting:

Join online: www.kingcounty.gov/boh/zoom

Join by phone:

  1. Dial: US : 1-253-215-8782
  2. Meeting ID: 966-8174-7554
  3. Password: 706083

There are two ways to watch or listen in to the meeting:

  1. Stream online at www.kingcounty.gov/boh/livestream
  2. Watch King County TV Channel 22 (Comcast Channel 22 and 322 (HD), Wave Broadband Channel 22)

Agenda

Download meeting packet

  1. Call to order

  2. Roll call

  3. Announcement of any alternates serving in place of regular members

  4. Approval of Minutes of the meetings of November 19, 2020

  5. Public comments

  6. Chair's report

  7. Director's report

Briefings

  1. BOH Briefing No. 21 B01

    Covid 19 and Vaccine Updates
    • Patty Hayes, Director, Public Health Seattle & King County
    • Jeff Duchin, Health Officer, Public Health Seattle & King County

  2. Election of Chair and Vice Chairs

Discussion and Possible Action

  1. Resolution No. 21-02

    A Resolution designating the order in which the vice chairs of the King County Board of Health may act in the absence of the chair in 2021.

  2. Resolution No. 21-01

    A Resolution adopting the 2021 work plan for the King County Board of Health.

  3. Resolution No. 20-10

    A Resolution encouraging the Washington state Legislature to address racism as a public health crisis including funding for Foundational Public Health Services and other vital policy strategies.
    Anne Burkland, State & Local Affairs, Public Health – Seattle & King County
    Matias Valenzuela, Director, Community Mitigation and Recovery Branch, COVID 19 Response and Equity Director, Public Health Seattle & King County
    Marcus Stubblefield, Criminal Justice Strategy & Policy Section Manager, Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine


  4. Resolution No. 21-03

    A Resolution calling for prompt, independent review of allegations about institutional racism at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
  1. Board Member Updates

  2. Administrator's Report

  3. Other Business

Adjournment


The King County Board of Health sets county-wide public health policy, enacts and enforces local public health regulations, and carries out other duties of local boards of health specified in state law. These duties include enforcing state public health statutes, preventing and controlling the spread of infectious disease, abating nuisances, and establishing fee schedules for licenses, permits and other services.