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Commissioner Bill Proctor demands City/County action in response to COVID-19

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor
Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 15:16:48-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is demanding Tallahassee and Leon County officials take more action in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a memo sent out on Thursday, Commissioner Proctor asked Chairman Bryan Desloge and Mayor John Dailey to facilitate immediate leadership in the county and city’s efforts to protect all against COVID-19.

With so many things unknown about COVID-19, Proctor stated that "we must do our best to create solutions that will allow us to be adaptable in the days, weeks, and months ahead."

Proctor also shared his thoughts about steps the City and County can take around sanitation, outreach to the homeless, and benefits for local workers.

For sanitation, Proctor is requesting, portable hand washing stations across Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.

In the memo, the commissioner stated that they need stations around the city to provide easy access to hand-washing, especially for the homeless community who may lack access to other means of consistent hand-washing.

Commissioner Proctor is also requesting immediate funding for expanded street outreach services to both educate people on the streets about COVID-19 and to provide resources for service connections.

Proctor stated that officials "should be prepared to provide additional paid time off (PTO) to city and county employees impacted by COVID-19 that won't exhaust their current accrual of sick and vacation benefits."

The memo goes on to explain a list of policies and procedures regarding street outreach and worker benefits for county and city residents that Proctor is recommending.

Read the full memo below:

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