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City Council Committee on Public Health Hearing on Docket #0458

Reason for cancellation: This hearing may be rescheduled at a later date.

Update March 13, 2020: In accordance with Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of Open Meeting Law to enable public bodies to carry out responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations regarding social distancing, the City Council will be limiting in-person attendance for this hearing to Councilors, staff, and invited panelists only. 

The public may attend this hearing remotely by watching live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 or streaming at  The hearing video recording will be available after the hearing as well from the City Council’s video library  or Youtube channel. Members of the public wishing to provide testimony are encouraged to send it via email, mail or fax to the Committee, using the contact information in the public notice.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0458

    Order for a hearing to evaluate the City of Boston’s preparedness for the coronavirus strain COVID-19. The discussion will focus on the local government and medical response.

    This matter was sponsored by Councilors Matt O’Malley, Michelle Wu, and Ed Flynn and was referred to the Committee on March 4, 2020.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Public Testimony

    In light of recommendations regarding social distancing, in-person attendance for this hearing will be strictly limited to Councilors, their staff, and invited panelists. However, we encourage members of the public to view and participate in this hearing remotely. This hearing will be broadcast live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 and can also be streamed at: Members of the public are also encouraged to participate by submitting written testimony to the contact information below. Written testimony will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors.

    Mail Address:  Docket #0458, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn:  Michelle A. Goldberg, Docket #0458


    Staff   Staff Telephone617-635-4645

    Broadcast Live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 and streamed at:

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