How to hold a public meeting during the COVID-19 crisis

The meeting room should be Strike-Zone sanitized a maximum of two hours before the meeting.

No Sticky People permitted.

All attendees must wear PPE : masks, gloves, and overgarments. Government employees are exempt from this provision, provided social distancing parameters are maintained; however, they are encouraged to adhere to the same guidelines as the public.  A public employee’s facial gestures should be visible to communicate effectively.

Gloves are to be sanitized immediately before entering a room. Overgarments are to be worn after entering the building and before entering the meeting room. Examples of acceptable overgarments include any covering of the Strike-Zone area that doesn’t expose street clothing between knees and shoulders. For instance, Muslim jilbabs, freshly-laundered robes, freshly-laundered coveralls, disposable rain gear, and disposable ponchos. No clothing worn into the building is acceptable without an overgarment. In some situations, onsite disinfection of street clothes is allowed.

A sergeant-at-arms should be designated to remove or correct attendees without appropriate attire.

The public cannot bring materials into the meeting room unless sanitized by government employees.

Participants in meetings cannot distribute materials to the public.

Disinfectants and hand sanitizers should be available.

All attendees are to record their addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for contact tracing purposes.

Social distancing rules may be decreased or suspended by the meeting organizer when this guidance is followed. If everyone is appropriately garbed, there isn’t any risk to anyone.