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Published March 24, 2020

On March 24th, Governor Bullock announced measures to give local governments the flexibility needed to adhere to social distancing guidelines in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  MACo diligently worked with the Governor’s Office on the Directive, which you will find linked below.  Please review it thoroughly.  Some important sections include the following:

  • Suspends certain office-hour requirements in state law to allow for limited closures where local governments cannot safely operate within social distancing guidelines. (Note: it does not allow suspension of hours for offices that are required to maintain public health and safety.)
  • Allows local governments flexibility to set human resources policies that best support health-affected local government employees.
  • Grants suspension of certain statutory deadlines during the emergency.