Mercer approves COVID-19 plan


March 21, 2020

Screen capture by Daily Globe

Each square in this grid represents a participant in an electronic board meeting of the town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Friday. Using the GoToMeeting app, board members, city staff and community members called in or went to a link online to participate visually or audibly in the meeting to discuss the town's coronavirus pandemic emergency plan. The individuals with the red microphone symbol and a line running through it have muted themselves to listen and watch the meeting only. The persons with the green microphones are able to speak. The boxes with images are the participants who chose to participate visually, while the blank boxes are people participating audibly. The Caller boxes are participants who did not enter their name when signing in. The boxes would be surrounded by a white border when the participant spoke, such as with board member Mike Lambert in this photo. From left, top, Tom Laventure of the Daily Globe, town clerk Debbie Hohner, board member Michael Lambert and resident Hank Joustra; second row, board members Charles Schroepfer, Opal Roberts and Eric Snow, and Caller 3, an unidentified town resident; third row, town road crew foreman Jake Saarnio, Mercer Fire Department Chief Adam Kussard, resident Scott Lundquist, and Caller 1 who was township attorney Fritz Schellgell; and fourth row, Caller 2, who was board member John Sendra and head of Mercer Area Ambulance and Rescue Steve Altman.

MERCER, Wis. - The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors on Friday approved its COVID-19 emergency plan during a special meeting on Friday, to include additional support for first responders.

The board held its first electronic meeting after determining on Thursday that an electronic meeting that provides public notification and access via phone or computer is compliant with open meeting laws during for the duration of the COVID-19 state and national emergency.

The board 4-0 approved the Mercer COVID-19 Plan, which is modeled after the Iron County COVID-19 Plan recently approved along with ad...

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