Commissioners Address COVID-19, Discuss Internet Access

In what’s becoming a common occurrence for local governments, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday with newly implemented measures to keep attendees safe and healthy.  Some commissioners attended the meeting over-the-phone and a public comment session was not held Tuesday.

Wayne County Manager Craig Honeycutt asked the commissioners to approve a new temporary personnel policy related to the COVD-19 pandemic.  Those personnel policy changes approved Tuesday are aligned with the national Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Commissioners Ray Mayo and Bill Pate both noted the coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need for improved internet access across the county.  During the discussion, the county manager suggested the Maxwell Center is one location where parents and students can utilize the public WiFi for remote learning if needed.

Commissioner Mayo says he appreciates all the county employees and first responders who may be putting themselves at risk during the COVID-19 crisis.