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City Council Committee on Public Health Hearing on Docket #0638

A hearing on the proposed guidelines for ventilator distribution and ICU beds in the event of a shortage and ensuring that health inequities do not dictate medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Docket #0638

    Order for hearing on the proposed guidelines for ventilator distribution and ICU beds in the event of a shortage and ensuring that health inequities do not dictate medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This matter was sponsored by Councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Andrea Campbell and was referred to the Committee on April 15, 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.

    Attendance

    In accordance with Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Executive Order modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.  The public may watch this hearing via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv. It will also be re-broadcast at a later date on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Mail Address: Docket #0638 City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201

    Fax Number: 617-635-4203

    Committee Emailccc.health@boston.gov

    Staff Emailron.cobb@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3042

    Re-broadcast on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 (not live) and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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