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SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH. IF YOU WOULD PLEASE ALL RISE. >> THANK YOU.

HEAVENLY FATHER.

FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO TEXAS ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE INDIVISIBLE.

>> AND WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL. VERY INTERESTING.

TODAY WE'RE GOING TO BE SHARING TECHNOLOGY WITH OUR VIRTUAL COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE, SO IF YOU

GUYS WILL PLEASE BEAR WITH US AND BE PATIENT. >> HERE.

>> MR. SHELL. >> HERE. >> MR. SMITH.

>> HERE. >> JONES? >> MR. BECERRA.

[PUBLIC COMMENTS]

>> HERE. THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WITNESS FORM WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK ON NONAGENDA RELATESED TOPICS.

UNFORTUNATELY NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COURT DURING THESE PUBLIC COMMENTS, AS WE'RE EXPECTED NOT TO RESPOND. ANY QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AS RHETORICAL.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR COMMENTS AND LANGUAGE CIVIL AND RESPECTFUL OR YOU WILL FORFEIT THE REMAINDER OF YOUR TIME. IN THE SPIRIT OF RESPECT PLEASE SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONES.

AND OUR FIRST PERSON SIGNED UP TO SPEAK IS HADEN MATS. YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES, AND IF SOMEONE HERE LOCALLY WILL RUN THAT CLOCK, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

AND WHEN THE CLOCK STARTS BUZZING IF YOU WOULD PLEASE WRAP UP.

>> MY NAME IS HAYDEN MATS. I SERVED WITH THE THIRD BATTALION 73RD REGIMENT, BEEN A PESONAL TRAINER FOR THREE YEARS AND GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE FROM TEXAS STATE WITH NUMBER LICK HEALTH THIS. CRISIS WE FIND OURSELVES REQUIRES INTRO INSPECTIVE AND INTERNAL INTERARE VENTION. THIS IS WHY I FIND MYSELF BEFORE THE COURT.

THE ACTIONS OF LAST WEEK SESSION TROUBLED ME DEEPLY. NOW I PLACE MYSELF AT RISK CONTRACT COVID-19 BY ADDRESSING YOU. CITIZENS ARE SCARED BUT THEY DESERVE TRANSPARENT AND UNITED LEAD. CITIZENS ARE SCARED.

THEY CLAMOUR FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE WILL HELP. THEY YEARN FOR TESTS.

THEY CRY FOR REASSURANCE. HOWEVER, MD BOXES AND SELLING TESTS.

WHAT THEY SELL IS A TELEMEDICINE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE THIS. COMPANY DOESN'T SEE YOUR CONSTITUENTS PAST THEIR PAULETS. JUDGE -- WALL ETSS. AYE AGREE EVERYDAY IN THIS CRISIS COUNTS. BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD CAPITULATE TO A ACORPORATION THAT PROIMSS COMPASSION -- PROMISES COMPASSION BUT DELIVERS EXPLOITATION.

MATTHEW 7:15 STATES BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS WHO COME TO YOU IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING BUT INWARDLY THEY ARE RAVENOUS WOLVES. BE CONSOLED. NOT EXPLOITED.

TRANSPARENCY. IT SEPARATES DEMOCRATS FROM DESPOTS.

QUOTE I HAVE KEPT EVERYBODY OUT OF THE LOOP BECAUSE DID I NOT WANT TO RICKS SABOTAGE FOR

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WHATEVER REASON. DAMNING WORDS THAT FLING MY EARS -- RISK.

CLOAKS, DAGGERS AND SKULL DUGERY ARE THE TOOLS OF A FASCIST STATE NOT A REPUBLIC.

OPENING IDEAS TO ENERGETIC DEBATE AND EXAMINATION IS GOOD GOVERNANCE.

CLOSING THEM CRIES OF CORR CORRUPTION. IT SEEMS THE ARCHITECT WANTS TO STAND FROM MOUNT SINAI AND SHOUT LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE DONE! PRAISE ME FOR DELIVERING SALVATION! BUT REMEMBER, PARTISAN OR PERSONAL POLITICS HAS NO PLACE IN THIS CRISIS. UNITED LEADERSHIP IS WHAT SHOULD GUIDE US THROUGH THIS EMERGENCY.

THE TEST KIT SCANDAL HAS POLARIZED THIS COURT, FORCING THE ITEM THROUGH WITH EMERGENCY POWERS WILL NOT DEFEAT COVID-19. IT WILL TARNISH YOUR CREDIBILITY.

LISTEN TO YOUR HEALTH THE. HIRE ADDITIONAL QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

EXPAND THEIR BUDGET. DON'T MAKE SNAP DECISIONS. THE BEST TIME TO IMPLEMENT LARGE COALITION LEADERSHIP IS THE BEGINNING OF YOUR TENURE. THE SECOND BEST, RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR. NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. DAN LYON.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE "BROAD CITY." -- BECERRA.

I FIND IT HARD TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT. HE'S VERY PERSUASIVE.

ANYWAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR BANG OF THE GAVEL. I THINK THAT HAS CHASED ANY POTENTIAL COVID-19 OUT OF THIS COURTROOM, BUT WE'L SEE. IT IS THE FOURTH WEEK OF THE ECONOMIC TAKEDOWN OF AMERICA OR AS I SAY IT, HOW CAN GOVERNMENT FORCE ITS CITIZENS TO SUFFER WANTON PRIVATIZATION IN A LAND OF OVERAFFIDAVIT -- OVERAND. THE -- ABUNDANCE.

THE GOVERNMENT IS FORCING PEOPLE INTO SMALLER AND SMALLER SPACES THIS.

IS THE CURVE OF GOVERNMENT CENTRAL ECONOMIC PLANNING. PEOPLE ARE TAXED OUT OF PRIVATE HOMES INTO APARTMENTS WHERE DISEASES CAN SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.

AS AN EXAMPLE IN NEW YORK CITY. GOVERNMENT ON ALL SLEFLDS ALMOST DICTATORIAL POWERS HAS SHREDDED THE CONSTITUTION AND CRUSHED MANY CITIZENS' ABILITIES TO MAKE A LIVING.

THE PEOPLE OF HAYS COUNTY ARE SUFFERING FROM COVID-19, BUT THEY ARE SUFFERING MUCH MORE FROM GOVERNMENT'S REACTION TO IT. HAYS COUNTY GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO RADICALLY SLASH THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE ON HOMEOWNERS AND SMALL LANDOWNERS.

ALL RIGHT. LET'S GET THE DISPERSEMENTS. WE HAVE CARD CENTER LODGING FOR THE SHERIFF. $479.55. CARD SERVICE CENTER AIRFARE FOR THE SHERIFF $599.36 AND THIS IS DATED 3-26. THAT IS AFTER THE DECLARATION, AND WHEN IS THE SHERIFF DOING GOING TO MEET WHTIONS WE HAVE THIS EMERGENCY -- MEETINGS WHEN WE HAVE THIS EMERGENCY, QUOTE EMERGENCY UNQUOTE. ALL RIGHT.

CARD SERVICE CENTER. SHERIFF'S OFFICE SPENT $147.64 ON PENS.

THAT'S RIGHT, PENS. I'VE GOT THIS ONE FOR FREE AT R.B.C. SU.

I'M SURE THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO ADVERTISE THEIRER IS SERVICES AND WE CAN GET THESE FOR FREE -- ADVERTISE THEIR SERVICES AND WE CAN GET THESE FOR FREE. THERE WAS NO DISBERSMENT ON -- DISPERSEMENT ON CRAYONS. WATER $5,000. NOW THAT'S COUNTYWIDE OPERATIONS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY DO, BUT IT'S $60,000 A YEAR.

NOT TO BE OUTDONE, CARD SERVICE CENTER FOR THE JAIL PENS $156.11.

HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF PETTY CASH REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE PETTY CASH FUND FOR THE JAIL $854, AND PROTECTION UNLIMITED WINDOW TINT FOR THE SHERIFF $200 BUCKS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> YOU HAVE GOTTEN GOOD WITH THAT TIMING. THANK YOU SIR.

NEXT UP MR. ROG RIGAUD AMAYA. >> -- RODRIGO. GOOD JUDGE AND COMMISSIONERS.

FIRST I'D LIKE TO THANK THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER FOR MR. LYONS. I THANK HIM ALL THE TIME FOR HIS SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY FOR HIM TO COUM HERE AND VOICE HIS CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT THIS COURT -- COME UP HERE AND VOICE HIS CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT THIS COURT'S RESPONSE HAS BEEN TO THIS CRISIS

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QUOTE/UNQUOTE, I'M HAPPY HE DID THAT. THIS IS NO TIME FOR ANY POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS TO BE, YOU KNOW, IN FRONT OF THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE SAID THAT I'M VERY CONVINCED NEEDS TO BE DONE BY THIS COURT IS OUR INDIVIDUALS THAT TAKE OVER OFFICES ESPECIALLY DURING THESE TIMES, MAKE SURE THEY ARE QUALIFIED. YOU KNOW, THAT GENTLEMAN I BELIEVE HE'S THE EMERGENCY SERVICES NEW DIRECTOR CAME UP HERE LAST WEEK AND HE SAID SOMETHING LIKE, COVIS? IS THAT A NEW STRAND IS MY QUESTION. IN ADDITION TO THAT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE HAZE -- ONE OF THE REPORTERS PUT ON THERE COVIN-19. ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT CATASTROPHE I WAS IN HURRICANE RITA IN 2005 SO I GOT RECOGNIZED FOR MY EFFORTS THIS.

ISN'T MY FIRST RODEO. CAN YOU NOT MAKE TYPE OWES BECAUSE THOSE STRAINS DO MUTATE AND THINGS CHANGE, SO THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU SPEAK.

I THOUGHT WAS SOMETHING NEW, COVIS. WHAT IS IT? IT'S COVID-19. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS SO WE HAVE TO GET QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. THE OTHER THING LAST WEEK WAS I CAME AND EXPRESSED MY CONCERN ABOUT LEGAL COUNCIL AND ALL HIS SLACK THERE WAS AN ISSUE WHEN Y'ALL WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION WHEN HE APPROACHED ME. SEVERAL PEOPLE WITNESSED IT. I WAS HOPING IT WOULD BE VIDEOTAPED BUT IT WAS NOT THIS. MATER IF YOU DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE AND TRY TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT I'M GOING UP TO AUSTIN. I'M GOING TO ADDRESS IT OVER THERE. IT NEEDS TO BE HANDLED. IF ANY OF Y'ALL WANT TO DISCUSS

IT JUST LOOK FOR ME OK. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

[1. Update from the County Judge and staff regarding the Local Disaster Declaration and COVID-19. Possible discussion may follow. BECERRA]

WILL YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE. WHO WOULD LIKE TO GO FIRST? MR. SNIDER? YOU'RE BOTH GOING. IF YOU WANT TO.

WHETHER YOU WANT TO OR NOT. COME ON UP. SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE.

AND THANK YOU FIRST AND FOREMOST YOU'RE MAKING YOUR WAY TO THE PODIUM FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU'RE DOING AND ALL THE TIME YOU'RE DEDICATING TO THIS. I KNOW IT'S CLEARLY OUT OF THE NORM AT A LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL, AND I KNOW WE'RE ALL DOING OUR VERY BEST, AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU HEAR, KNOW THAT WE ARE BEHIND YOU AND WE WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM IN

EVERY WAY POSSIBLE. SO THANK YOU MR. SNIDER. >> THANK YOU SIR.

ERIC SNYDER EPIDEMIOLOGIST OF THE HEALTH DESMT I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE STATISTICSWISE WITH HAYS COUNTY. AT MOMENT AS OF 9:00 THIS MORNING WE HAVE 61 LAB CONFIRMED CASES HERE IN HAYS COUNTY. WE HAVE HAD 394 PEOPLE TEST AND TEST NEGATIVE FOR HAYS COUNTY GIVING US A TOTAL OF 455 PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN TESTED.

PENDING TEST TO MY KNOWLEDGE, WE HAVE 14 TESTS THAT ARE PENDING. WE HAVE HAD 17 PEOPLE WHO WERE DIAGNOSED WHO ARE NOW RECOVERED AND ARE CLEARED FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

HAVE RECOVERED FROM THE DISEASE. ACTIVE CASES RIGHT NOW WE HAVE 44 ACTIVE CASES IN HAYS COUNTY.

SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION, THREE OF THEM ARE CURRENTLY ARE MOVED.

A BRIEF BREAKDOWN OF OUR NUMBERS EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED TRAVEL.

53 HAVE NOT REPORTED ANY TRAVEL PRIOR TO THEIR SYMPTOMS' ON SET. SO WE HAVE COMMUNITY SPREADING.

THIS HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR A WHILE. BREAKDOWN BY ACTIVE CASES FOR THE CITIES AT MOMENT.

AUSTIN HAS TWO ACTIVE CASES. KYLE AND SAN MARCOS EACH HAVE 16 ACTIVE CASES AND WOMEN BERLE JOINED WITH -- WIMBERLEY JUST JOINED WITH ONE ACTIVE CASE RIGHT NOW.

THAT'S THE BREAKDOWN. >> CAN WE GO THROUGH THE LINE-UP COMMISSIONER INGALSBE?

ANY QUESTIONS FOR OUR EPIDEMIOLOGIST? >> ERIC I APPRECIATE THE UPDATES YOU'VE ICHBLE GOT I I PARTICIPATED IN SOME OF THE CALLS AND I APPRECIATE THE WAY YOU'VE STEPPED UP THE WAY YOU HAVE. THIS IS A WAY FOR US TO GET INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, SO WE CAN DO WHAT WE NEED IT TO DO.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK. >> MR. JONES?

>> I'VE GOT A COUPLE. COLLINS AND SAN MARCOS BOTH HAVE FOUR RECOVERED SINCE YESTERDAY

BECAUSE THEY WERE AT 20. NOW THEY ARE DOWN TO 16 EACH. >> THEY HAVE 21 TOTAL PEOPLE THAT TESTED LAB CONFIRMED. THEY EACH HAVE 16 ACTIVE CASES SO OVER THIS TIME PERIOD.

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>> AND WHEN YOU SAY 14 PENDING THAT'S NOT PENDING TESTS. THAT'S PENDING RESULTS OF TESTS.

>> YES. YES, SIR. THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN TESTED.

THOSE ARE THE ONES I KNOW OF. THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN OTHERS I ORDERED NOT AWARE OF AS OF THIS MORNING THOSE ARE THE 14 THAT I KNEW HAD A LAB THAT'S ALREADY BEEN SUBMITTED AND WE'RE WAITING

ON A RESULT. >> I WANTED A CLEAREDING OF -- AGAIN I WANTED TO SAY WHAT COMMISSION EARLY INGALSBE DID, TALKING WITH OUR FIRST RESPONDERS AND MAYORS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. THEY HAVE ALL BEEN VERY COMPLIMENTARY TO YOU. YOU'VE GOT THEIR TRUST AND THEY REELEDY LOOK TO YOU FOR A LOT OF

THIS LEADERSHIP. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING. >> CAN I ASK ONE FOLLOWUP QUESTION? ERIC, I JUST WANTED, I KNOW AT BEGINNING WE WERE NOT GETTING THE RESPONSES FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE TESTING INDIVIDUALS. ARE WE GETTING ALL OF THOSE THAT

YOU'RE AWARE OF? >> YES, MA'AM. YES, MA'AM WE ARE.

WE HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH ALL PROVIDERS URGENT CARE ERS THAT ARE DOING TESTING AND WE FIXED THE GLITCH THAT WE HAVE HAD AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF NOTIFICATION BASICALLY.

PEOPLE WERE NOTIFYING TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND IT WAS EVENTUALLY MAKING ITS WAY DOWN TO NEXT WE HAVE CUT DOWN THE STATE DEPARTMENT SO I'M BEING NOTIFIED EVEN IF THE PERSON GOES TO SOMEONE IN AUSTIN OR TRAFS COUNTY TO A CLINIC, I'M FIRST OF ALL THE IDENTIFIED OF

POSITIVE RESULTS. >> WONDERFUL, THANK YOU. >> IT TOOK A LITTLE BIT SO WE

GOT IT FIXED UP. >> COMMISSIONER? >> I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ERIC AND THE HEALTH DESMT I KNOW IT'S BEEN VERY BUSINESS YOU TIMES -- DEPARTMENT.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN BUSY TIMES FOR YOU AND I APPRECIATE ALL THE INFORMATION YOU'VE SHARED WITH US AND THE DESMT WE'VE ONLY HEARD GOOD THINGS FROM YOU AND -- AND THE DEPARTMENT.

WE'VE ONLY HEARD GOOD THINGS FROM YOU. >> I WANT TO THANK THE FIRE CHIEFS, DIRECTORS AND OUR OTHER FOLKS WHO HAVE CONSTANT QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

I THINK THE FOLKS SITTING UP HERE WE APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION, BUT BY FAR, WE ARE NOT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE EXPERTS AND THE GHOKS ARE DAY-TO-DAY DEALING DIRECTLY -- FOLKS WHO ARE DAY-TO-DAY DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC. I REALLY APPRECIATE THEY HAVE SAID NOTHING BUT GREAT THINGS TO DR. ANDERSON AND YOU AND I APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD PASS ON OUR THANKS TO THEM. I WON COURAGE YOU DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND KEEP US INFORMED. -- I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND KEEP US INFORMED. I APPRECIATE THE PHONE CALLS AND I KNOW YOU'RE DRINKING FROM A

FIRE HOSE. I APPRECIATE IT. >> I'M HERE.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL. >> REAL QUICK.

I BROUGHT SOME N-59 MASKS. ARE WE OK COUNTYWIDE? OR DO WE NEED MORE?

>> WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE. THERE ARE NEVER TOO MANY. THAT WOULD BE A QUESTION FOR MIKE JONES OR ALEX WOULD PROBABLY HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT OUR INVENTORY IS.

>> THANK YOU MR. SNYDER. NEXT UP EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR FOR HAYS COUNTY.

>> EMERGENCY MANAGER COORDINATOR. WITH REGARDS TO 95 MASKS CURRENTLY THERE ARE NEEDS IN VARS DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF THE COUNTY, SPECIFICALLY, SOME OF THE AREAS ARE ASKING FOR N-95 MASKS, SPECIFICALLY SOME OF THE -- SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT WILL BE PUSHED OUT TODAY. I KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN A NEED COMING FROM NOT ONLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BUT ALSO SOME OF OUR ESDS AND EMS WITH REGARDS TO CERTAIN TYPES OF CHEMICALS TO USE TO DISINFECT CERTAIN AREAS. ONE OF THE THINGS I'D LIKE TO DISCUSS IS THAT EVEN THOUGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE THEIR OWN POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, THEY ARE DISSEMINATING FOOD TO POPULATIONS THAT NEED THEM, AND THEY ARE BECOMING CRITICALLY LOW WITH SUPPLIES TO KEEP THINGS CLEAN, HANDS CLEAN, PPE CONTINUING TO DISTRIBUTE THOSE FOODS THROUGHOUT THE DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS. SO THEY HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO LOCATE SOME SUPPLIES AND HELP DISINFECT SOME OF THE AREAS, HAVE SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO CONTINUE TO DISSEMINATE THE FOOD IN NEED IN SOME OF THOSE AREAS, AND ALSO LOCATE SOME OF THE DISINFECTANT AND OTHER CHEMICALS USED TO CLEAN OUT SOME OF THE VEHICLES AND SOME OF THE BUILDINGS THAT THEY ARE UTILIZING. SO SOME OF THE THINGS AI'VE BEEN DOING.

>> EXCUSE ME, SIR. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY CAMPUSS ARE DISTRIBUTING FOOD?

>> I BELIEVE THERE'S TWO CAMPUSS IN HAYS CONSOL DATED RIGHT NOW. WITH THE IDEA THEY WOVEN -- CONSOLIDATED RIGHT NOW WITH THE IDEA THEY WOULD OPEN UP MORE. THE QUESTION FOR SAN MARCOS

SCHOOL ZRICT SOMETHING I COULD GET FROM. >> -- DISTRICT IS SOMETHING I

CAN GET. FROM. >> THE LOCATION FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS SPEAKING WITH OTHER CONTACTS THEY HAVE CERTAIN FACILITIES SETTING UP NOT ONLY FOOD BUT DISTRIBUTING TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT. THERE HAS BEEN A SHORTAGE AND I KNOW THEY ARE TRYING TO GATHER CERTAIN TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY RIGHT NOW TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE

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GETTING EVERYBODY INCLUDED WITHIN THE DISTANCE PROGRAM. SO THERE'S A INSTANCES WHERE THEY STILL NEED STUFF. ALL THOSE PARTICULAR DETAILS WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT I COULD ASK TO GET SOME SPECIFIC NUMBERS IN NEED. BUT I KNOW THAT THEY HAVE NOT REQUESTED SUPPLIES FOR GLOVES, MASKS, OR DISINFECTANT AT THIS POINT.

THE ONLY ONE THAT'S ASKED OVERTLY TO ME HAS BEEN HAYS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

I THINK THEY HAVE GOTTEN TO A CONSIDERABLE LOW. THAT MAY BE BECAUSE OF THE POP

FLATION THE AREA. >> TO THE ONE POINT THEY MADE RELATIVE TO THE DISINFECTANT.

I KNOW SEVERAL OF OUR ESDS HAVE GONE OUT AND PURCHASED THE MACHINES TO DISINFECT.

I DON'T THINK THE MACHINERY IS THE PROBLEM. TO YOUR POINT, THERE'S JUST A LACK OF THE FLUID, THE ACTUAL DISINFECTANT AGENT OR AGENT TO PUT IT ON.

SO I KNOW THAT IF WE CAN LOCATE THAT, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT EVERY ONE OF OUR ESDS THAT I'VE

SPOKE HAS A REAL NEED FOR. >> I WAS ABLE TO LOCATE A LIMITED QUANTITY HERE AS A RECENT, AND I KNOW THAT THOSE QUANTITIES GO A LONG WAY WITH THE MACHINES.

THEY ARE A LITTLE MORE EFFICIENT USE OF THE DISINFECTANT UTILIZED ITH THE MACHINES AND THOSE DISSEMINATED AS WE NEED THEM. I KNOW I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MIKE JONES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING HOW WE'RE SUPPLYING THEM AND MAKING SURE WE'RE TRACKING OUR INVENTORY THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE. NOT ONLY DISINFECTANT -- DISINFECTING THE MACHINES BUT ALSO HAND SOAP AND ALSO BLEACH TO BE UTILIZED IN VARIOUS DIFFERENT ASPECTS.

I KNOW THAT WE RECENTLY MADE A REQUEST AS AN EMERGENCY ORDER OR REQUEST FOR BLEACH, AND I KNOW THAT WE MADE AN AGREEMENT THAT SHOULD BE COMING SOON WITH A LARGER QUANTITY OF BLEACH SO WE CAN DISSEMINATE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY WHICH IS ALSO USED FOR DISINFECTANT.

WE DON'T HAVE IT INED. I HATE TO SAY THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET IT.

WE DON'T HAVE IT IN HAND. >> ONE OTHER QUESTION I WOULD HAVE AND I WOULD JUST ENSURE IN WORKING MR. AMAYA MENTIONED ONE OF THE FORMER HURRICANES. IN THE PAST I WORKED AT KATRINA AND RITA BOTH. ONE. THINGS I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT IS SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT AND NOT GRABBING WHAT WE HAVE. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WHENEVER WE HAVE OUR SUBMISSIONS AND WE'RE LOOK FOR ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE OR ANYBODY EMS, ONE CONCERN THAT I HAVE THAT -- ELSE ONE CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS THAT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT N-95 THERE ARE 30 DIFFERENT TYPES AND 1500 BRACHNDZ N-95. I JUST WANT TO -- BRANDS OF N-95. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE AS GENERAL AS POSSIBLE WHEN WE MAKE THESE REQUESTS AND JUST SAY WE NEED THESE N-95 MASKS. ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE SEEN IN THE PAST WITH WHAT HAPPENED NOT NECESSARILYS AND RIGHT HERE, BUT A REAL ISSUE IS WE WANT N-95 SERVICEABLE BY THIS WITH THIS MANUFACTURER. AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY DOING THAT AND I APPRECIATE YOU PUTTING THOSE REQUESTS IN.

>> THOSE REQUESTS HAVE GONE IN AND I KNOW WITH REGARDS TO THE STATE WE ASKED SPECIFICALLY FOR N-59S BUT WE DO HAVE VENDOR WHO'S ARE ASKING FOR OTHER TYPES AVAILABLE MASKS SOME.

OF THEM CAN BE UTILIZED FOR JUST GENERAL ROOM AND PRESENCE SOME. OF THEM CAN BE UTILIZED FOR FOOD SERVICE NOT NECESSARILY N-95 MASKS. WE'RE REQUESTING THOSE QUANTITIES WE'RE GETTING SOME OF THOSE QUANTITIES SO THAT WE CAN NUMBER ONE IT'S A COST FACTOR.

NUMBER WOULD, IS SOME OF THOSE OTHER TYPES OR COMPARABLE TYPES WE CAN GET THEM A LOT SOONER SO WE CAN PUT THEM, FUNCTION FOR FOOD SERVICE AND GENERAL USE INSIDE AMBULANCES AND FIRETRUCKS YOU NEED TO. SO THOSE ARE CONSIDERATION AND EVERY TIME Q AND LOOK IT OVER I ALSO SPEAK WITH MIKE JONES AND VIRTUAL PREPAREDNESS AND TAMMY TO KIND OF ASK THE THE QUESTION OK CAN WE USE THIS AND WHERE CAN WE USE THIS THIS. IS THE QUANTITIES THAT I CAN GET AND HOW DO YOU THINK WE NEED TO DISSEMINATE IT. A LOT OF THOSE THINGS ARE WAYS TO MAKE DECISIONS BEFORE WE ACTUALLY SPEAK WITH THEM FIRST TO SEE WHAT THE INVENTORY IS NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, THE NEED AND WHERE WE CAN USE THEM.

WE ALSO MADE SOME REQUESTS TO THREE DIFFERENT RESOURCES FOR HAND SANITIZER.

AND CONTINUE HAVING A FLOW OF INVENTORY FOR HAND SANITIZER, SO THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT I'M HOPING ON AND I HOPE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK WE CAN HAVE A QUANTITY WE CAN DISPERSE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND THE FIRST DELIVERY WILL BE 55 GALLONS OF IT SO WE CAN DISPERSE

IT OUT APPROPRIATELY. >> IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO ME AFTER COURT I WAS ACTUALLY

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REACHED OUT TO BY TWO LOCAL BUSINESS YESTERDAY THAT ARE IN THE PRODUCTION AND THEY SPECIFICALLY ASKED ME ACTUALLY FIRE MARSHAL RAVEN AFTER THIS HOW MANY FIRST RESPONDERS DO WE HAVE? HOW MANY INDIVIDUAL PATROL UNITS DO WE HAVE? HOW MANY AMBULANCES? BECAUSE THEY WANT TO AT LEAST HELP US PARTIALLY PROVIDE HAND SANITZER TO THOSE ENTITIES. AND IT WOULD BE MANUFACTURED RIGHT HERE.

AND SO AFTER THIS -- AFTER WE'RE DONE IF YOU WANT TO SIT DOWN WITH ME I'D LOVE TO GET SOME

NUMBERS ARE YOU. >> ABSOLUTELY. I'VE BEEN ABLE TO AS A RESULT OF THAT BEEN ABLE TO GET GENERAL NUMBERS CONTAINERS, THAT ARE EMPTY CONTAINERS SO THAT AT SOME POINT WE CAN RECEIVE THOSE PUMP THEM IN THOSE TO MAKE THEM FOR DELIVERY.

SMALLER CONTAINERS FOR VEHICLE USE. LARGER CONTAINERS FOR MORE OF A GENERAL PRACTICE WITHIN HOSPITALS AND CLINICS, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, OR GENERAL AREAS FOR LIKE THE HEALTH CLINIC THOSE TYPES OF AREAS AS WELL. SO I GOT CONTAINERS EMPTY READY TO FILL. JUST WAITING FOR THE PRODUCT TO COME IN.

>> I ONLY HAD ONE OTHER QUESTION FOR YOU SIR, AND THAT WAS ON THE -- I KNOW THAT WE APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF DISINFECTANT MACHINE WE USED ON ALL THE COUNTY OFFICES.

I KNOW THAT WE DO THAT, WE TALKED ABOUT EVEN TODAY WE TALKED ABOUT THE ONES THE ESDS HAVE PURCHASED TO DO THEIR UNITS. AND TALKING TO DIFFERENT FOLKS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I KNOW THE STATE HAS USED ARE UV, THESE UV MACHINES WHERE THEY CAN, DO YOU KNOW, THEY CAN KNOCK OUT IN FIVE MINUTES, YOU KNOW, 400 OR 500 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY.

MY QUESTION IS AND THERE'S NO SOLUTION, SO WE DON'T HAVE THESE SOLUTION SHORT THAJZ WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. -- SHORTAGES THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

IS THERE AN AVAILABILITY OF THOSE NOW OR HAVE YOU ALL CHECKED INTO THOSE? I DON'T KNOW. I'M JUST ZHAG THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WE CHECK INTO.

>> I -- SOMETHING THAT WE MIGHT CHECK INTO. >> THREE DAYS AGO I DID SOME RESEARCH AND MADE THE REQUEST. I WANTED TO GET A QUOTE FIRST AND I HAVEN'T GOTTEN A QUOTE BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ANY INVENTORY ON HAND. AT THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE BEING PULLED IN MANY DIRECTIONS. IT SHOULDN'T INHIBIT A QUOTE BUT IT'S SOMETHING I'M LOOKING INTO.

IT'S A COST MITIGATEOR A LITTLE BIT MORE INVESTMENT UP FRONT, BUT I THINK IT GOES A LONG WAY.

YOU HAVE THE HAND-HELD ONES THAT DO SMALLER AREAS AND YOU HAVE SOME LARGER ONES, AND THEN YOU HAVE CABINETS WHERE YOU PUT THEM INTO AND THEY WILL DISINFECT AS WELL.

I WAS LOOKING ALONG THE LINES OF THE HAND SO WE CAN START DISINFECTING DIFFERENT SERVICES TO WHAT THE OFFICE IS AND IT MIGHT BE A COST MITIGATEOR -- MITIGATE R FOR US.

AGAIN A LITTLE MORE OF A COST BUT IN THE LONG RUN. IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE LEADS INTO THAT I WILL TRY TO GET A QUOTE FOR A COST FACTOR. SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS I HAVE IS TODAY AT SOME POINT AND I HAVEN'T BEEN GIVEN THE EXACT TIME OR LOCATION AS OF YET FROM THE STATE, BUT WE'LL BE RECEIVING A THOUSAND N-95 MASKS, A THOUSAND SURGICAL MASKS, 3900 SURGICAL GLOVES AND 40,000 NONSURGICAL FROM THE STATE. THAT IS THE QUANTITIES THAT ARE GOING TO -- THAT NEED TO BE DISSEMINATED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

AS YOU KNOW THERE'S NEED FOR THAT. THAT IS SOMETHING AT SOME POINT TODAY WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH TAMMY AND MIKE TO WHENEVER WE GET THE WORD TO GO PICK IT UP, SET UP LOGISTICS TO SEND DOWN, THERE PICK UP WHAT WE HAVE AND BRING IT BACK AND HAVE MIKE DISSEMINATING WHAT THE NEEDS ARE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. AND THERE IS A NEED THROUGH OUR MUNICIPALITIES AND SOME OF OUR ESDS FOR SOME OF THAT EQUIPMENT ALREADY.

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE TAILORED SPECIFICALLY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND THE -- WILL RECEIVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT TO SUPPLY TO SOME OF THE MEDICAL LOCATIONS.

THIS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR OPERATIONAL PIECE AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

WE'LL BE JUDE NISHL THAT PIECE AS WELL. -- JUDICIAL IN THAT PIECE AS WELL. ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS WE'N ANE NEVER HAVE TO DEPLOY IS A PLAN WITH THE FOR A LOW ACUTE TYPE CASES GOING INTO THE UNIVERSITY. THEY HAVE ALLOWED AND HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH SOME OF THEIR PRESENT CABINET TO UTILIZE THE STUDENT REC CENTER OR THE GYMNASIUMS FOR BOTH PATIENTS, MEANING ALL NONCOVID-19 CASES SHOULD OUR HOSPITALS GET TO A CERTAIN POINT WHEN WE HAVE TO START REFERRING CASES THEY CAN NO LONGER GO TO AUSTIN OR SAN ANTONIO. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THOSE NUMBERS ARE.

I KNOW THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HOSPITALS ARE WORKING ON THOSE NUMBERS TO DETERMINE WHEN

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THEY START SHUTTING DOWN. THIS MAY BE SOMETHING THAT AGAIN THREE, FOUR, COUPLE OF MONTHS OUT. BUT I THINK THAT IN WORKING EARNESTLY TO GET THIS DONE, IT TURNS THE WHEEL. WE HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE AND IT CAN BE DEPLOYED AS SOON AS WE START HITTING THAT POINT. AND EXPECT THE BEST AND HOPE WE DON'T HAVE TO DEPLOY IT AT ALL.

SOME PLANS AND DISCUSSIONS ARE BEING MADE THE PRESENT CABINET. WE'RE WORK WITH SOME DETAIL AT THIS POINT. IT WAS A DISCUSSION AND NOW WE'VE NARROWED IT DOWN TO THE EMCS SUCH AS MYSELF AND RACHEL AND THE UNIVERSITY TO GET MORE SPECIFIC POINTS.

THAT'S WHAT WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS JUST TO BE FAIR.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR TODAY SIR. >> ALEX. MAY I ASK 245 YOU -- THAT YOU PUT SOMETHING DOWN IN WRITING FOR US. I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO

HAVE AN OUTLINE. >> WE HAVE HAVE THAT. EVERY MORNING YOU MAKE ONE

RIGHT? MAYBE YOU CAN E-MAIL IT US TO. >> AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE IP PUT TOGETHER AS A JOINT WITH RACHEL. BUT THE SPECIFICS THAT YOU'RE PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT MORE I JUST SPOKE WITH TODAY IS, THAT WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT?

>> YES. >> I'LL GET THAT OUT AND WRITE IT OUT FOR THE OUTLINE TO ADD TO

THE IP THE. >> THE OTHER THING I THINK MIGHT BE HELPFUL EVEN IF YOU DIVIDE IT UP TO TWO SO WE'RE NOT IN VIOLATION OF A MEETINGS ACT THAT DO EITHER A DAILY OR A, YOU KNOW IF NOT A DAILY BRIEFING WITH MIKE AND ERIC. I KNOW THEY ARE WAY TOO BIG AS WELL. EVERY OTHER DAY, WHATEVER YOUR SCHEDULE WILL ALLOW IN THIS.

TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF UPDATE TO KNOW THESE SPECIFIC THINGS. FOR EXAMPLE, ON THE HAND SANITIZER, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO COORDINATE THAT AND TURN AROUND AND SAY OK HONOR A CALL TOMORROW. I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHERE WE'RE AT SO WE CAN HELP COORDINATE

BETTER. >> SURE, ABSOLUTELY. AND I CAN UTILIZE THE ASSISTANCE IF YOU CAN PROVIDE AT ANY POINT TO GET THOSE PRODUCTS IN. IT WOULD BE GREAT.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL? ANY COMMENTS? >> I JUST WANT TO THANK ALEX OF -- ALEX. HE'S WEARING SEVERAL HATS HERE AND APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS AND A LOT OF HARD WONCHT I KNOW IT'S TAKING A LOT OFS OUT OF YOUR DAY SO I APPRECIATE THAT FOR HAYS COUNTY AND AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER INGALSBE. I DON'T THINK IT NEEDS TO BE DAILY. I DON'T WANT IT TAKEP -- Y'ALL GOT IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO.

>> I KNOW Y'ALL ARE ON CALLS PROBABLY HALF DAY THE AS IT IS. I DON'T WANT TO TIE UP YOUR TIME DOING THAT, BUT WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT CHANGED MAYBE AN E-MAIL THAT WENT TO THE WHOLE COURT THAT SAID HEY TODAY WE PICKED UP SUPPLIES OR THREE DAYS LATER WE

HOPE TO GET SUPPLIES, THINGS LIKE THAT. >> ONE OR TWO-MINUTE CALL?

>> YEAH, BECAUSE I KNOW HOW IT IS. YOU'RE PROBABLY ON THE PHONE

CONSTANTLY. >> I THINK THAT FROM OPERATIONAL SIDE AND ALSO FROM A FINANCE SIDE IS THAT A LOT OF TIMES I HAVE TO WAIT TO GET THE BALL ROLLING TO GRAB THEM.

A LOT OF TIMES I'M FINDING MYSELF IN SITUATIONS WHERE I CAN'T COMMIT RIGHT AWAY.

SO THERE'S BEEN A COUPLE OF TIMES IN STRUGGLING FOR RESOURCES IN DIFFERENT AREAS THAT OK, THE INITIAL REQUESTS HAVE BEEN REDUCED BECAUSE SOMEBODY ALREADY PURCHASED THOSE AND THEY ARE AHEAD OF THAT. SO THAT'S ALSO SOMETHING FROM AN INTERNAL STRUCTURE SIDE AS IT IT'S WITHIN MY ABILITY TO MAXIMIZE WHAT I CAN GET ON HAND AT THAT TIME.

AND IT REALLY IS -- WE HAVE AVAILABILITY. THEY SAY WE'LL HAVE AVAILABILITY BUT THEN JUST WITHIN AN HOUR OR TWO SOMEBODY ELSE WILL GRAB THAT QUANTITY AND I'LL HAVE TO REDUCE MY REQUEST DOWN BEFORE I CAN EVEN GET IT. SO IF WE CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO PROVIDE SOME GUIDANCE SO WE CAN GET SOME AVAILABILITY QUICKER ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S SUPPLIES WE NEED LIKE BLEACH AND OTHER TYPES OF PPE THAT WOULD BE GRAVE. THE PROCESS WE'RE IN IS TAKING A LOT OF TIME AND I'M GETTING CUT OUT OF MY ABILITY TO MAXIMIZE THE QUANTITIES I CAN PULL.

AGAIN, NOTHING THAT I'VE GOTTEN THUS FAR HAS NOT BEEN WITHOUT CONSULTATION WITH THE PEOPLE IN THE FRONT LINES THAT ARE KEEPING UP WITH OUR INVENTORY. AND I'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT BECAUSE I THINK IT'S THE BEST WAY TO DO IT. BUT FROM A TIMING ASPECT WE'RE COMPETING WITH THE TWO LARGE METRO AREAS HERE AND ALL OF THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COG TO GET THE SAME SUPPLIES FOR SOME, AND I NEED TO BE ABLE TO STREAMLINE SOME OF THIS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT

COMES TO MASKS AND DISINFECTANT, BLEACH AND HAND SANITIZER. >> COMMISSIONER JONES, YOU'RE

THE ONLY ONE LEFT TO COMMENT. >> THANK YOU. >> I HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANT TO SAY. ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE BENEFITING FROM OUR HOSPITAL BED SOMETHING BECAUSE AS PEOPLE ARE COMING INTO OUR LOCAL HOSPITALS, AM I WRIGHT WHAT I'VE HEARD THAT

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THEY ARE MOVING THEM TO -- RIGHT WHAT I'VE HEARD THEY ARE MOVING THEM TO AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO

FOR EXAMPLE? >> IN SPEAKING TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HOSPITALS THEY ARE SHIPPING THEM TO THE LARGER ENTITIES TO TAKE ON SOME OF THE LOAD TO THE HOSPITALS AND KEEP THE BEDS OPEN. I KNOW THAT FROM THE EMT SIDE THEY ARE PUTTING IN PLACE TO MAKE AVAILABLE A CERTAIN QUANTITY OVER THEIR 50 BEDS. I DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT WOULD BE OFFICIAL, AND THEY WOULD OPEN UP THAT OTHER SIDE OF THE HOSPITAL IT TAKE ON THOSE, AND THEY HAVEN'T BROUGHT IN AN EXACT NUMBER AND HOW THEY ARE GOING TO DETERMINE THAT, BUT I KNOW IT HAS A LOT OF COORDINATION WITH THE CORPORATION ON BOTH THE NEW OWNERS OF CTMC AND SEE THEON.

THEY HAVEN'T PROVIDED THAT TO US. I THINK THAT'S AN INTERNAL DECISION THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE. WE HAVEN'T BEEN PROVIDE THE EXACT NUMBER ON WHAT WOULDER.

OK WE'RE GOING TO STOP GOING TO AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO START HOUSING OUR PEOPLE HERE. THEREFORE, WHAT WOULD TRIGGER THEM TO OPEN UP 100% INCREASE IN BEDS OR 200% INCREASE THIS BEDS UTILIZE THEM FOR COVID AND THEN WE WOULD ACTUALLY START SHIPPING THEM OVER TO OUR OVERFLOW LOCATION. BUT IT'S JUST A PLAN.

A PLAN IN PLACE IS BETTER THAN NOT HAVING IT. >> AS DR. FAUCI HAVE SAID TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE ENTIRE COUNTRIES HAVE OPENED BACK UP AND IT'S BEEN SOONER THAN THEY SHOULD HAVE, AND THEY ENDED UP HAVING TO CATCH IT AGAIN. AND SO I'D LIKE IT TO JUST BRING THIS OUT SO THAT AS PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THESE NUMBERS CONTINUE ON THEIR ASCENSION, THAT THE TIME IS GOING TO COME VERY SOON WHERE SAN ANTONIO AND AUSTIN WILL REACH THEIR CAPACITY AND IT'S GOING TO EXPONENTIALLY AFFECT US HERE SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OUR NUMBERS, AS WE CAN SEE FROM LAST NIGHT TO THIS MORNING, WE ADDED TWO MORE. AND SO OUR NUMBERS WILL ALSO INCREASE AND WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE ABILITY TO MOVE PATIENTS TO OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTY HOSPITALS. AND SO WE'RE GOING TO FEEL IT FASTER AND STRONGER, AND I JUST WANT TO LET PEOPLE KNW THAT WHEN -- WHEN THAT MOMENT COMES THAT MY JOB FORECASTING.

AND SO WHEN A WAVE HAS HIT YOU ON THE OCEAN ON THE BEACH, IT'S KIND OF TOO LATE TO POSTURE FOR IT. IT'S ALREADY HIT YOU. SO I'M THINKING OF THOSE MOMENTS THAT ARE COMING UNFORTUNATELY. IF YOU LOOK AROUND AND WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING AND IN OTHER CITIES AND OTHER POPULATIONS AND OTHER POPU POPULATIONS IT'S COMING.

SO I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHEN THOSE TESTINGS LOOSEN UP OUR NUMBERS WILL CLIMB.

WHEN OUR NEIGHBORS HOSPITALS ARE FULL, AND WE CAN NO LONGER MOVE THEM OUTS OUR NUMBERS WILL CLIMB. OUR BED AVAILABILITY WILL MAX OUT AND ALL THESE THINGS ARE COMING, AND SO WE'RE SEEING IT AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO POSTURE FOR IT.

AS YOU DESCRIBED EARLIER TO PROVIDE DISINFECTANT, THE LIMITED AND IT'S A NATIONAL ISSUE. IT'S NOT A JAB ON THE GOVERNOR IT'S LIMITED RESOURCES AND WE'RE HAVING TO MANAGE THEM AND DOLE THEM OUT AND THE DISSEMINATION OF PRODUCTS AS A COUNTY AND WE'RE GIVING EVERYONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TAKE AT THE MOMENT BUT THERE IS ALSO A THE GOING ON WITH THE PLANNING OF THE ESCALATION. SO I'M JUST SAYING THIS, SO THAT FOLKS W UNDERSTAND AS THE NUMBERS CHANGE AND DAYS FROM NOW AND WEEKS FROM NOW TO EXPECT THAT REALITY THAT SOBERING REALITY WHEN YOU HEAR THAT IT'S A COMPLEX REASON WHY.

IT'S IMPORTANT WE CONTINUE TO DO A GOOD JOB ON ALL THE THINGS WE'RE DOING AS A COMMUNITY.

SO I WANT TO BRING THAT OUT SO SOMEONE DOESN'T SAY DARN THOSE WHATEVER AGE POPULATION HAPPENS TO HAVE THE HIGHEST NUMBERS AT MOMENT AND THEY WILL SAY DARN THOSE OLD PEOPLE, DARN THOSE MILLENNIALS DARN THOSE KIDS, DARN THOSE WHATEVER. NO, NO, NO.

WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND WE'RE ALL MOVING THIS WHOLE THING AND THROUGH THIS THING WITH THE LIMITED RESOURCES TOGETHER, AND IT IS SCARY FOR MANY PEOPLE.

AND SO I'M SAYING THIS AS A -- AS A HEADS-UP FOR FOLKS THAT ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING SO THAT THEY KNOW WE SEE IT AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO DATE BECAUSE WE SEE THE CLOUDS COMING. THAT'S WHY I WANTED TO BRING THAT UP.

ON THE OTHER PART. SORRY ONE MORE -- ON THE OTHER PART, THE UV ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

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UV DOES BREAK DOWN VIRUSES. AND THERE'S ONE MORE I'D LIKE IT TO ADD WHICH IS OZONE, O3.

I'VE BEEN A SUPPORTER OF LOOKING INTO THINGS THAT ARE -- IF WE'RE FIGHTING COVID 19S WHICH IS A-- COVID 19S WHICH IS A VIRUS I BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT WE LOOK FOR THINGS WHICH BUST THE VIRUS -- COVID-19. UV AND 03 ARE BOTH KNOWN TO DO IT AS YOU ELOQUENTLY STATED THE THINGS COMING OUR WAY AS DISINFECTANTS TO. ME IT'S ALWAYS IS THIS ANTIVIRAL SO IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING IS USEFUL ON THAT FRONT OTHERWISE WE'RE JUST SMEARING THINGS AROUND. MESSAGE?

>> I'D LIKE TO FOLLOW UP ON YOUR FIRST POINT. THIS COULD BE FOR ERIC OR ALEX.

OVER THE WEEKEND A LOT OF EXPERTS WE'RE LISTENING TO THINK WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK. WE'RE SUPPOSEDLY GETTING CLOSER TO THE PEAK AND WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK BEING OUR BIGGEST. IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE HEARING

ALSO? >> WELL THE MODELING FOR SOME OF THEM AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NATIONAL MODELING. I CAN PROBABLY SPEAK FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT ARE DATA ZRICHB THAT WE DON'T -- DRIVEN. WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA TO EXACT A RESPONSE MODEL IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. WHAT I'M LEFT TO DO AND I'M ASSUMING THAT EVEN WHAT ERIC IS LEFT TO DO IS TO LOOK AT THE RESPONSES FROM OTHER ENTITIES THAT ARE AHEAD OF US, AND THAT IS WHAT I'M -- LOOKING AT THE RESPONSES.

WHAT RESPONSE THEY HAVE TRIGGERED AT CERTAIN POINTS AND TRY TO ANDIS IS STATE WHERE WE NEED TO GO TO NEXT. AND A LOT OF THAT HAS BEEN IN PLANNING.

LAST WEEK, THIS WEEK WITH SOME OF THE STAFF AND THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS.

BUT YOU'RE CORRECT. WE'RE STILL SEEING AN UPTICK IN THOSE BUT ALSO SEEING A GOOD RECOVERY RATE AS WELL AS ERIC REPORTED BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO HAVE A RECOVERY WEEK.

COULD THEY BE -- ARE THEY COMPLETELY CLEAR OF THE VIRUS? ARE THEY STILL BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THAT VIRUS? I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW THAT.

I DON'T KNOW THAT ERIC WOULD KNOW THAT. WE HAVE TO TALK TO A DOCTOR ABOUT THAT. I THINK WE NEED TO REALLY DETERMINE OR REALLY UNDERSTAND IS THAT ON OUR CURRENT OPERATIONAL RESPONSE IS THAT WHEN WE'RE TESTING I'LL JUST SKIP FOR EXAM THE FAMILY UNIT. WE'RE TESTING ONE PERSON. AND WE WOULD ASSUME THAT EVERYBODY ELSE NEEDS TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOL FOR QUARANTINE. AND THAT'S IT.

IT COULD INCREASE SHOULD THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS AND THEY NEED TO HAVE RESPONSE OR SOMEBODY THAT AS A SOME TYPE OF HIGH RISK THE GENERAL ISSUE THEY NEED TO ADDRESS OR TEST IT, BUT GENERALLY IT'S ONE PERSON IN THE FAMILY AND WE DON'T KNOW THOSE NUMBERS.

WE'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC. WE DON'T KNOW THOSE NUMBERS EITHER. WE'RE DOING OUR NUMBERS AS A NUMBER OF APPROACH BUT I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT OUR RESPONSE WE HAVE BEEN UP FRONT EVERYBODY WITH ELSE IS DOING, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT IS AFFECTING WHAT SESHG DOING BUT WHAT OUR -- WHAT ERIC IS DOING OR WHAT OUR RESPONSE HAS BEEN. ALL I KNOW IS THAT WE HAVE CERTAIN NEEDS FOR OUR DAILY OPERATIONS THAT ARE GETTING CRITICAL AND WE NEED TO BE ADDRESS THOSE, AND THOSE ARE THE CHEMICALS AND THE ALL THE OTHER PRODUCTS THAT WE NEED IT CONTINUE OPERATING.

AND NOW WE'RE NOT JUST LOOKING AT COUNTY OPERATIONS. WE'RE LOOKING AT MUNICIPAL, ESDS SCHOOLS TOO BECAUSE THEY ARE STRUGGLING AND GETTING THE SAME THINGS I'M TRYING TO GET.

SO YES, IT'S COMING AND WE'RE GOING TO STAY OUT IN FRONT OF IT.

THAT IS THE ONLY REASON WHY I CAN SAY WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER A PLAN RIGHT NOW REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE HOSPITALS ARE DOING. WE'RE SAYING, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS READIES BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE TRIGGERS ARE AND -- HAVE THIS READY BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE TRIGGERS ARE AND WE WANT TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT. WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO TURN THE WHEEL AT THE LAST MINUTE. I'M JUST TRYING OUR BEST TO STAY OUT IN FRONT OF IT.

SPEAKING WITH OUR NEW ESD DIRECTOR AS WELL ON PLANNING, ON STAFFING, SO THAT WE CAN PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON CERTAIN DOCUMENTS, CERTAIN GATHERING TYPE OF DATA.

SO THOSE ARE ALL THINGS THAT WE NEED TO HAVE THAT ARE JUST DOING THIS ONE ITEM.

ALSO PREPARING FOR A DISASTER WITHIN A DISASTER. ON WHETHER WE HAVE FLOODING.

SO THOSE ARE THINGS WE'RE ALSO PLANNING ON. AND WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF.

IS IT HE NOT ONLY ARE WE ADDRESSING THIS? THIS OVERFLOW HOSPITAL COULD BE UTILIZED IN RESPONSE TO COVID AND COULD BE UTILIZED IN RESPONSE TO A DISASTER AND SEND

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OUR LOW ACCUITY PATIENTS TO. THAT IS WHAT I'M LEFT TO DO WITHOUT ANY GOOD STRONG NUMBERS

AND DATA. >> AND I WANT TO ADD SOMETHING TO THAT COMMISSIONER JONES.

THE REASON THAT WE I COUNT MYSELF IN THIS TEAM ARE NOT ABLE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE APEX IS BECAUSE LESS THAN 1% OF OUR COMMUNITY HAS BEEN TESTED.

WE HAVE AN APPROXIMATE NUMBER. WE HAVE AN APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF 300,000 PEOPLE AND LESS THAN 1% OF OUR COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN TESTED. AND IN ORDER FOR US TO GIVE YOU THAT ANSWER, WE NEED MORE DATES ABECAUSE -- DATA BECAUSE I'M IN CALLS MONDAY, WEDNESDAYS AND FRDAYS AT 3:00 AS YOU WELL KNOW AND I'M PUSHING FOR MORE INPUT BECAUSE I DON'T TAKE IT LIGHTLY.

CLOSING DOWN BUSINESSES, RESTRICTING MOVEMENTS OF PEOPLE, AND NOW RECENTLY ENCOURAGING USE OF FACE MASKS AND EVENTSUALLY THAT COULD -- IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE -- EVENTUALLY IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO TIGHTEN UP BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE -- WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA.

WE JUST DON'T, AND THAT'S WHY I HAVE A LIST OF TEST SITES THAT I WANT TO MAKE PUBLIC RIGHT NOW BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW GENERALLY -- I KNOW IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW.

-- PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT WE NEED -- WOMEN DON'T KNOW THAT WE NEED TO SHELTER IN -- PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT WE NEED TO SHELTER IN PLACE UNLESS WE LEAVE THE HOUSE.

PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WE HAVE AN ENTIRE LEADERSHIP OF GOVERNMENT SAYING OH, I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS COMMUNITY SPREAD. SO THERE'S JUST A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON THAT PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE, SO I'M GOING TO USE THIS MOMENT AFTER WE'RE DONE WITH MR. LOBOS TO TALK ABOUT

HIGHLIGHTS AND HELP US GET MORE INFORMATION. >> I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

>> YES, SIR. >> AS WE TALK ABOUT THE, YOU KNOW, WHEN DOES THAT TURNING POINT HAPPEN AND WE OPEN UP THE HOSPITAL, CHOOSE TO OPEN THAT UP BED SPACE WE KNOW THEY SERVED.

I KNOW WE ALSO HAVE CONSERVATIONS ON THE ALTERNATIVE SITE.

I'M JUST WONDERING. I KNOW SOME OF THESE CLINICS HAVE CLOSED.

WE DISCUSSED OWE NOW THAT THERE IS NO ONE IN THAT CLINIC THAT CAN BE A PERFECT SITE TO LOOK AT. I JUST USE THE EXAM OF DRIPPING SPRINGS THE FIVE STAR ER THAT IS A COMPLETELY WELL EQUIPPED MEDICAL FACILITY THAT CLOSED LAST WEEK.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S FOR FINANCIAL REASONS OR OTHER REASONS.

I HAVE NO CLUE. I JUST KNOW IT'S A MEDICAL FACILITY SITTING IN DOWNTOWN WITH NOBODY IN IT RIGHT NOW. THOSE I KNOW THAT WE HAD DISCUSSED THAT.

HAVE Y'ALL HAD A CHANCE OR ANYONE ON Y'ALL'S TEAM TO REACH OUT TO? I THINK WE MENTIONED TWO OR THREE OTHERS ON THAT CALL TO REACH OUT TO THE FACILITIES THAT I DON'T WANT TO SAY ABANDONED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ABANDONED OR EMPTY RIGHTS NOW AND TRY TO I GUESS EVALUATE THEIR AVAIL ACCOUNT SHOULD WE NEED THEM IN THE NEXT TWO TO THREE WEEKS?

>> I HAVE AN ANSWER TO THAT. I ALSO HAVE A GROUP THAT I TALKED TO.

I'M DOING MY VERY BEST TO KEEP PEOPLE INFORMED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

AS I KNOW YOU GUYS APPRECIATE. I ALSO HAVE A GROUP OF MAYORS I TALK TO REGULAR RARLY AND MAYOR PURCELL FROM DRIPPING SPRINGS HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THAT PLACE THAT CLOSED DOWN THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY OPENED UP FOR OUR USE. AND SO MAYOR PURCELL HAS ALREADY STARTED THE WHEELS TURNING TO ASK THEM IF THEY WILL OPEN IT BACK UP, IF THEY WILL RENT IT, IF THEY HAVE PPE, WHICH IS PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT IN THERE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO GIVE US ACCESS TO.

SO LUCKILY THE MAYOR IS ON THAT FRONT AND THAT'S A VERY GOOD THING.

AS A COUNT OF LEADERSHIP ALL THE MAYORS AND ALL THE ELECTED OFFICIALS ALTHOUGH YOU MAY NOT SEE IT WE'RE IN CONSTANT CONTACT. HE'S ABSOLUTELY ADDRESSED THAT

PIECE. YES, SIR, GOOD POINT. >> THERE ISS ONE FACILITY.

ONE EXAMPLE. >> THERE IS MULTIPLE. I DON'T HAVE AN EXACT NUMBER ON THE OUTREACH, BUT I KNOW THAT WE'VE USED ONE OF THE CLINICS TO USE OUR DRIVETHROUGH TESTING.

I THINK THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO OPEN THEM UP FOR THIS RESPONSE AND PROVIDE PPE AND LIMITED SUPPLIES. REMEMBER THE RESPONSE TO THIS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THE REASON THAT WE HAVE AN OVERFLOW IS THAT ANY OF THOSE STAFF MEMBERS WOULD BE TO RESOURCE WITH MEDICAL ON THAT FRONT AND WE CAN CENTRALIZE ALL THE RESOURCES WE NEED FOR THEM THERE

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AND THAT WOULD BE REALLY THE RESPONSE THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR RIGHT NOW.

AS FAR AS HAVING A SUPPLY OF PPE FROM EACH INDIVIDUAL LOCATION, I DON'T HAVE THAT NUMBER.

>> THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M ASKING FOR. I'M ASKING FOR BEDS.

DO WE HAVE SOMEONE LOOKING INTO AND THESE CLOSED FACILITIES CAN WE ACCESS THEM FOR BED SPACE? I APPRECIATE. THAT THERE'S BEEN SEVERAL LOCATIONS NOW NOT ONLY THAT ARE WORKING WITH JOINT OPERATIONS IN THE CITY IN LOCATIONS HERE IN SAN MARCOS BUT OTHER AREAS AS WELL AS FOR HOTEL SPACE AND DRIPPING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. FOR US IT'S THE BEGINNING PIECES OF PAPER WORK. WHAT I'VE IN MY PROCESS IS WORK SOME OF THE CHAIRMAN BEFERZ COMMERCE TO REACH OUT TO SOME OF THOSE HOTEL AND AREAS IN THE COUNTY AND START HAVING THE CONVERSATION. IS THIS SNAG INITIALLY CAN WE HAVE THOSE LOCATIONS? AND I THINK IT'S ANOTHER WAY FOR US TO UTILIZE IS TO START ASKING SOME OF THESE CLINICS AND MORE ALONG THE LINES OF MIKE JONESES' COMMUNICATION FEES. AND I KNOW THAT WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATION OF DIFFERENT THINGS AND PLACE THAT'S HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN AND CLINTONICS THAT HAVE SHUT DOWN AND HAVE BED SPACE -- CLINICS THAT HAVE SHUT DOWN AND HAVE BED SPACE.

THERE ARE SOME WORKING ON AND WE CAN BE A LITTLE BIT MORE DIRECT AND SPECIFIC AND UPDATE TO YOU IN WHAT ACTION HAVE TAKEN PLACE WITH REGARDS TO THOSE TYPES OF CLINICS.

>> THE ONLY OTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS JUST IN RESPONSE TO YOUR COMMENT AGO IS AN INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD WHERE WE KNOW IS TO PURPORT AND SUPPORT THE CDC GUIDELINE THE CDC IS VERY CLEAR THAT IF YOU HAVE ONE NERNT HOUSEHOLD THAT TESTS POSITIVE THAT YOU TREAT THE WHOLE HOUSEHOLD AS IF IT'S POSITIVE AND CONSIDERED PRESUMED POSITIVE SO.

I THINK THAT AS WE LOOK AT OUR CALCULATIONS AND THOSE NUMBERS, ASSUMING THAT THOSE FOLKS R PRESUMED POSITIVE AND -- ARE PRESUMED POSITIVE, AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE NEED ADDITIONAL REPORTING. ERIC, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ANSWER THIS BETTER.

AS WE CATEGORIZE THOSE, HAVE THAT CATEGORY FOR PRESUMED POSITIVE, I THINK THAT'S FINE.

AGAIN, I WOULD JUST ADHERE TO THOSE GUIDELINES. >> WHILE HE BROUGHT THAT UP, WHICH IS A VERY GOOD POINT. I SUPPORT WHOLEHEARTEDLY FOLLOWING THE CDC GUIDELINES, ETC. I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THOSE EFFORTS UNDER TO BE USED WHEN WE HAD A SHORTAGE OF TESTING. DO YOU MR. ERIC SNYDER, DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? THE CDC SNIDE GINZ WHEN SOMEONE HAS COVID AT HOME.

WHO IT STARTS WITH. DO YOU QUARANTINE WHEN IT'S FIVE SNEM.

>> I'M ASSUMING AND ERIC YOU CAN CORRECT ME IF YOU NEED TO. ONE CONFIRMATION OF THE HOUSE HOLD YOU FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES WITH REGARDS TO FEFKS THE HOUSEHOLD.

ONLY THE INDIVIDUAL -- INFECTION OF THE HOUSEHOLD. ONLY THE INDIVIDUAL COUNTS AND UTILIZE IN REGARDS TO THE RESPONSE. NOT TO THE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD.

I DON'T KNOW AND I'LL HAVE TO ASK ERIC WHETHER HE'S UTILIZING THAT NUMBER A DIFFERENT WAY.

>> I THINK HE'S UTILIZING THE NAUNDZ ARE ACTUALLY BEING TESTED.

THE WAY I -- NUMBERS THAT ARE ACTUALLY BEING TESTED. THE WAY I UNDERSTOOD -- SOUNDS LIKE MR. SCHNEIDER IS GOING TO COME ON IN. THE WAY I UNDERSTAND THE GUIDELINES AS MR. SMITH POINTED OT, THOSE GUIDELINES ONLY TEST THE PERSON THAT IS WITH SYM SYMPTOMS. AM I TO UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE A SCARCITY OF

TESTING? >> IT'S NOT TECHNICALLY A CDC GUIDELINE ONLY ONE PERSON IN THE HOUSEHOLD IS TESTED. IT IS JUST -- IF THE PERSON NEEDS TO GET TESTED BECAUSE THEY NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION. LET ME START OVER. IF THERE'S A LAB CONFIRMED CASE IN A HOUSEHOLD AND SOMEBODY ELSE IS IN THAT HOUSEHOLD DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS THEY CAN GO SEE THEIR DOCTOR AND GET TESTED. BUT THE MAJORITY OF DOCTORS ARE SAYING LET'S JUST ASSUME THAT YOU HAVE IT. GO HOME, REST AND LET IT RUN ITS COURSE UNLESS YOU DEVELOP THE SEVERE SYMPTOMS THAT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION OR NEEDING TO SEEK MEDICAL CARE.

THIS WAS BECAUSE TEST WAS VERY LIMITED AT THE BEGINNING. I'M HAVING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD TEST POSITIVE BECAUSE THEY ARE SEEKING TESTING, BECAUSE A

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SPOUSE, CHILD, SOMEBODY TESTED PODSTIVE SO THEY WENT TO GET TESTED AS WELL.

SO THAT IS SHOWING UP NOW WHERE WE ARE HAVING MULTIPLE PEOPLE IN A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD THAT ARE TESTING POSITIVE. IT'S MOSH ALONG THE LICHBZ THE PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE -- MORE ALONG THE LINES OF THE PRESUMPTIVE POSITIVE THAT YOU BROUGHT UP.

BY ANY CITY OR COUNTY AT ALL. IT WAS IN THE VERY BEGINNING WHEN IT STARTED BECAUSE A LAB TEST THAT CAME BACK POSITIVE NEEDED TO BE SENT TO THE CDC FOR CONFIRMATION.

ONCE THE CDC STARTED GETTING OVERWHELMED WITH TESTS BEING SENT TO THEM FROM THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES, THEY HAD TO BACK OFF AND SAY OK WE CAN'T CONFIRM EVERY ONE.

SO ONCE YOU HAVE A POSITIVE TEST WE'RE GOING TO ASSUME YOU'RE POSITIVE.

THERE'S IN MORE PRESUMPTIVE. IT'S JUST EVERYBODY IS CONFIRMED.

THE CASE DEFINITION OF A CONFIRMED TEST IS THE MONTHLY ERIC LAR TEST THAT IS DONE WITH THE NASAL SWAB. -- MOLECULAR TEST. THEY ARE TRYING TO HANDLE THE ANTIBODY TESTS COMING ONTO THE MARKET. SOME BEING WAIVED, SOME APPROVED. MORE THAN LIKELY THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT WILL EVER CONSTITUTE A CONFIRMED CASE BECAUSE THE MOLECULAR TEST HAD A IS DONE IS A GREAT WAY TO CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE HAD A PAST SEES IT. THIS KIND OF TESTING IS USED FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING TESTED IN THE NURSING FIELD HAD MY POSITION ITSELF.

WHEN I STARTED I HAD TO PROVE I WAS VACCINATED AGAINST MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA, HEPATITIS.

IF I DIDN'T FIND MY SHOT RECORD AS A CHILD I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE A SEROLOGY TEST DONE ON MY BLOOD TO SEE IF I WAS IMFLUN THIS FROM PAST INFECTION OR VACCINATION.

THAT IS WHAT A GOOD SEROLOGY THE DOES. IT SHOWS IF YOU HAD IT BEFORE

NOT A TOOL FOR ACTIVE CASES. >> I APPRECIATE. THAT I APPRECIATE YOUR CLARIFICATION AS WELL, JUDGE. I JUST, YOU KNOW, AS RECENTLY AS THIS WEEK THE CDC CAME OUT WITH NEW GUIDELINES ON WHAT THEIR PRIORITIES WERE, WHO SHOULD BE TESTED.

AND THEY ARE VERY CLEAR. THEY HAVE A PRIORITY ONE LEVEL. PRIORITY TWO, PRIORITY THREE.

AND THEN NONPRIORITY. IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE PRIORITY ONE IS SYMPTOMATIC HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS. PRIORITY TWO AGAIN, THESE CAME OUT THIS WEEK. PATIENTS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WITH SYMPTOMS. PATIENTS 65 OR OLD WE ARE SYMPTOMS. PATIENTS WOUND LYING SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS AND FIRST RESPONDERS WITH SYMPTOMS. THOSE ARE PRIORITY TWO.

THREE AGAIN, INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS WITH SYMPTOMS INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT MEET ANY OF THE ABOVE CATEGORIES HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

AND INDIVIDUALS WITHED SYMPTOMS IN COMMUNITIES WHERE THERE IS A HIGH LEVEL OF HOUSE PITIZATION -- HOSPITALIZATION LIKE EXCEEDINGLY HIGH LEFT OF HONTIZATION.

WE HAVEN'T HIT THAT YET. I DON'T KNOW THERE'S A HARSH THRESHOLD ON WHAT PERCENTAGE THAT WOCHBLET THE NONPRIORITY WOULD BE INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT SYMPTOMS AT ALL -- THAT WOULD BE. THE NONPRIORITY WOULD BE INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT SYMPTOMS AT ALL. I JUST WANT TO COMPLIMENT YOU. WHENEVER WE COME IN AND LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS LOOKING AT WHAT WE'RE PRIORITIES, ARE IT LOOKS LIKE WE'VE BROKEN DOWN THOSE NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED VERSUS THE ONES THAT HAVE NOT HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED BUT NOT REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION HOW MANY HAVE RECOVERED FROM HOSPITALIZATION, AND LOOKING AT THOSE TRENDS.

IT'S REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE THE NUMBERS WE'VE COME OUT WITH OR THAT Y'ALL HAVE COME OUT WITH HERE AND WHAT OUR PERCENTAGES ARE. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE

REPORTING BEING DONE. >> AND I THINK IT'S ALSO VERY USEFUL TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC AND REMIND THE PUBLIC AND ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC REMAIN CALM AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT INFORMATION SHARING. THAT IS WHY I BELIEVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY THAT I DO MY PART THROUGHOUT ALL THE CHANNELS I CAN REACH OUT TO PEOPLE FROM BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT CDC STANDS FOR. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW, AS AN EXAMPLE.

SO I'M ALWAYS DOING MY BEST TO SHARE EVERYTHING THAT I HEAR AND GET FROM THE BEGINNING -- THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS. AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE REMIND PEOPLE AS NUMBERS COME AS THE NUMBERS POPULATE, I STARTED BY SAYING AND I BROUGHT THE NUMBER DOWN TO REMAIN CALM, BUT OVER 50% OF OUR POPULATION WILL END UP TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IF WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST EVERYONE IN THE COUNTY. BUT MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE WILL BREEZE RIGHT THROUGH IT. REMEMBER WHAT I SAID THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO TEST POSITIVE FORCOED 19 AND THEY WILL BE ASYMPTOMATIC AND WITHIN THAT 50% THERE'S GOING TO BE 20% THAT IS VULNERABLE AT RISK, PREEXISTING CONDITIONS AND ALL THE RIGHT FACTORS. AJD TO -- AND REMIND PEOPLE AS THESE NUMBERS COME UP WE HAVE NEVER HOPE AND EXPECTATION THEY ARE GOING TO WALK THROUGH THIS WITH WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO TRACK

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WHAT WE'RE DOING AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND UNDERSTAND OUR NUMBERS IN PART IS SO THAT WE CAN KNOW WHERE WE ARE, KNOW WHAT WE'VE SEEN, SEE IF WE HAVE HAD IT, SO THAT WE CAN CREATE SOME ROAD MAPS AND FORECASTING FOR HOW TO GET BACK TO WORK ULTIMATELY, GET BACK TO NORMAL.

AND THIS TESTING IS A BIG PART OF IT. MARCH 5TH WE HAD 11 CONFIRMED DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES. ONE MONTH LATER WE HAD 9600 CONFIRMED DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES. THESE NUMBERS AREN'T FAKE. THESE NUMBERS AREN'T EMBELLISHED. THESE NUMBERS ARE VALIDATED WITH SCIENCE.

SO I JUST WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE AS THE NUMBERS COME UP, REMAIN CALM.

WE SEE IT COMING AND WE'RE DOING OUR PART. ERIC, YOU'RE A KEY PART OF THAT AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT. SO WHAT I'M GOING TO DO NEXT IS BECAUSE WE NEED MORE TESTING AND OUR EPIDEMIOLOGIST SAID THAT TESTING IS OPENING UP. I WANT TO LET THE PEOPLE KNOW WHERE OUR TEST SITES ARE, SO THAT THEY CAN REACH OUT AND GET TESTED IF THEY FEEL THEY NEED IT. THE FIRST ONE I WILL START WITH IS AUSTIN REGIONAL CLINIC.

IT IS I GUESS YOU GUYS CAN LOOK THESE UP. I'LL GIVE PHONE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES. AND KYLE, WE HAVE SEE THEON AND -- SEATON AND THEY ARE ONLY IN NETWORK. SO WHAT THAT MEANS NETWORK IS IF NEWER THE HOSPITAL OR YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH SEATON AND KYLE, WILL THEY TEST YOU. IS THAT RIGHT SNESHG.

>> YES OR IF YOU'RE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE HEALTH HAD GROUP. >> YOU'RE IF YOU'RE AN EMPLOYEE.

THANK YOU. WE HAVE LIVE OAK. NOW THERE ARE TWO LIVE OAKS.

WE HAVE LIVE OAKS BROADWAY AND WE HAVE LIVE OAK WONDER WORLD. WHEN I WAS RECAPPING THIS LIST, I THINK THAT IT WAS WEDNESDAY WHEN YOU GAVE IT TO ME. I SAID THE WRONG THING AND I'M GLAD WE TALKED ABOUT IT BECAUSE ERIC SAID JUDGE, NOT LIVE OAK ON BROADWAY, LIVE OAK ON W WORNDWORLD. SO WE HAVE LIVE OAK ON WONDERWORLD DRIVE THAT WILL ALSO TEST YOU AND ALSO IN SOME ARTICLES WE HAVE THREE PRACTICES PRIVATE PRACTICES AND THEY OPEN UP TWO DAYS A WEEK BECAUSE OF LIMITED PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND THEY WANT TO CONSOLIDATE THOSE THAT FIT THE CRY TIER TESTING AND DRIPPING SPRINGS WE ALSO HAVE -- CRITERIA. IN DRIPPING SPRINGS WE HAVE ANOTHER OUTLET OF AUSTIN REGIONAL CLINIC SOMETHING ELSE THAT THE MAYOR POINTED OUT THAT WAS VERY USEFUL, WAS A LOT OF DRIPPING SPRINGS POPULATION WILL GO TO SEAT OVEN SOUTH WE69 AND LAKEWAY.

-- SEATON SOUTHWEST AND LAKEWAY. SO IT WAS ASKED. VERY GOOD QUESTION, MAYOR.

IT WAS ASKED DO THE NUMBERS TESTING POSITIVE IN SEATON SOUTHWEST OR LAKE WAY COME BACK TO OUR ACCOUNTS? AND ERIC SO ELOQUENTLY REPLIED, YES, THEY DO.

IT WAS FUNNY WHAT YOU SAID BUT IT WAS GOOD. YOU DON'T WANT A POSITIVE ON YOUR WATCH SO IF IT'S NOT YOURS YOU'RE GOING TO SAY IT. HE SAID IT AND I THOUGHT WAS FUNNY. WE GET TOLD RIGHT AWAY WHEN SOMEONE FROM HAYS COUNTY GETS TESTED OUTSIDE HAYS COUNTY THEY TELLS FAST AS THEY. CAN A LITTLE BIT OF CONFUSION WE ALSO HAD IS HERE'S A FUNNY WAY TO SAY IT. WHAT'S THE LARGEST CITY IN HAYS COUNTY? AUSTIN. SOME PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT.

THERE ARE PARTS OF AUSTIN INSIDE OF HAYS COUNTY. SO WHILE WE ARE DOING OUR VERY BEST TO REPORT MOST ACCURATELY WITHOUT GIVING HOME ADDRESSES, SOME FOLKS HAVE AN AUSTIN ADDRESS BUT THEY ARE A HAYS COUNTY RESIDENCE. SO THEY ARE FOR ERIC TO REPORT.

SO WHEN YOU SEE AUSTIN OR I THINK WE REWORDED IT TO TRY TO HELP WITH THAT CONFUSION JUST KNOW THAT THAT IS NOT AUSTIN AS A WHOLE NUMBER. THAT IS THE SLICE OF AUSTIN THAT IS IN HAYS COUNTY. WOMEN BERLE -- WIMBERLEY HAS LIVE OAK.

THAT IS ANOTHER LIVE OAK AND THEY WILL ALSO DO TESTING. DO YOU REMEMBER THE STREET NAME

THAT'S ON? >> NO, SIR I DO NOT KNOW THAT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

>> SO THE GIST OF THE TESTING IS BASED ON -- I HAD IT WRITTEN DOWN HERE.

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS ARE GIVEN A PRIORITY. HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS THAT HAVE BEEN BELIEVED TO HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH A COVID EXPOSURE.

AM I CATCHING THIS RIGHT? >> OR IF THEY ARE ASYMPTOM ATTIC COULD POTENTIALLY BE FLU WE WANT TO RULE OUT COVID BEFORE THEY SEE THEIR DOCTOR TO RULE OUT FLU.

>> VERY GOOD DID. I LEAVE ANYTHING OUT? >> NOT THAT I CAN THINK OF SIR.

>> AS MORE THINGS CONTINUE THROUGH THE BEDDING PROCESS AND AS MORE OPTIONS ARE MADE AVAILABLE I WILL CONTINUE TO SHARE THEM WITH THE PUBLIC AND I WILL -- I HAVE SAID THIS

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CONTINUOUSLY AND I KNOW YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY THIS NUMEROUS TIMES MANY OUR NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS, I WILL CONTINUE TO REACH FOR RESOURCES FOR OUR COUNTY AS SOON AS I HEAR WE NEED THEM.

I WILL DO MY PART TO REACH FOR THEM. SO THAT'S THE LANE I'M OPERATING IN, AND I LEAVE THE PROFESSIONAL WORK TO THE PROFESSIONALS, AND I'M JUST GOING TO HUNTS FOR SUPPLIES YOU GUYS ARE DESCRIBING THAT YOU NEED. I APPRECIATE IT.

I THINK WE'VE COVERED WHAT WE'VE COVERED. IF WE'D LIKE IT GO ON NOW.

BUT WE DO HAVE ONE PUBLIC COMMENT AND I'D LIKE IT ASK MR. RODRIGO AMAYA TO COME UP ON PUBLIC COMMENTS ON OUR PRESENTATION. NOW THAT YOU'VE HEARD ALL THIS MR. AMAYA, NOW YOU CAN TELL US WHAT YOU THINK. YOU GOT THREE MINUTES.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE. COMMISSIONERS, WELL BEFORE THIS DISCUSSION STARTED, I WAS WONDERING HOW IT WAS GOING TO COME OUT. JUDGE, YOU JUST SAID HERE A LITTLE BIT OF THE CONFUSION, YOU KNOW, NOW I'M EVEN MORE WORRIED THAN WHEN IS GOT HERE.

I'LL TELL YOU WHY. THIS LATE IN THE GAME TO HAVE ALL THESE I DON'T KNOW, SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THE SCHOOLS ARE PASSING OUT FOOD FOR THE GUY IN QHARJ TO SAID I BELIEVE? -- IN CHARGE TO SAY I BELIEVE? THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE.

WHEN YOU COME UP HERE AND YOU'RE ASSIGNED IT THAT THAT INFORMATION FOR THE COURT TO BE MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS OF GETTING ALL THIS INFORMATION IN THE FORM OF SOMETHING IN WRITING? THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN THE BEGINNING, NOT THIS LATE IN THE GAME. THIS IS NOT HOW THIS WORKS. IT REALLY, LIKE I SAID THAT SPEAK HEAR IT CAME UP HERE THE FIRST WURNTION HE SAID IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE QUALIFIED. YOU KNOW, EARLIER ONE THING I DIDN'T MENTION ABOUT THAT HURRICANE RITA WAS IN, IT WAS CHAOS.

DPS HAD NO CLUE AS TO WHAT THEY WERE DOING OVER THERE. THAT'S THE REAL STORY OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL. I WAS THERE FOR EIGHT DAYS. THEY SAID IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, DON'T LET THEM KNOW. PRETEND LIKE YOU DO.

YOU KNOW, I WAS UP THERE COMMISSIONER, I HAD TROOPERS WHO DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SWISMT I'VE BEEN A DIVER FOR A LONG TIME. I LOVE THE WATER BUT THAT IS SOMETHING DISTURBING. OWE. THESE GUYS WERE TOLD THEY OPENED UP A STORE FOR US TO GET SUPPLIES WITH THE WEATHER. THEY WOULD GET RAIN EX AND STUFF LIKE THAT HAD NO IDEA TO DO WATER RESCUES. I TOOK A BUNCH OF THEM AND I WAS TEACHING THEM. SO AGAIN, IF WE'RE NOT QUALIFIED TO MAKE, YOU KNOW, ALL THESE I DON'T KNOWS WE'RE WAITING ON DATA. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT CDC STANDS FOR. WHEN YOU COME UP HERE AND YOU MAKE THESE PRESENTATIONS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE CLEAR. I GOT ONE GUY TALKING ASKING ANOTHER ONE OVER HERE, THE PUBLIC IS SCARED AND THEY ARE PAYING ATTENTION AND THEY WANT INFORMATION THAT'S CLEAR.

I DON'T WANT ALL THIS PROFESSIONAL NOW I'M HAVING TO GO RESEARCH WHAT THE WORD OWE WHEE IS IT -- WHAT IS IT? SORRY. DOING A TEST TO SEE IF I'VE GOT IMMUNITY CIRRHOSIS OR WHATEVER WAS SAID UP HERE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ALL THAT MEANS. AND I DEAL WITH THIS A LOT. NOW I'M HAVING TO GO LOOK UP WORDS. FOR Y'ALL TO CONFUSE THE PUBLIC EVEN MORE IT'S ALARMING TO ME.

WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF GETTING OUR THINGS TOGETHER ESPECIALLY THIS LATE IN THE

GAME. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. AMAYA.

[32. Discussion and possible action to discuss procurement & budget policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic and amend the budget accordingly. VILLARREAL-ALONZO (Part 1 of 2)]

WOULD YOU PLEASE OPEN AGENDA ITEM 234UB 2. >> BATTER UP.

-- ITEM NUMBER 32.

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-- POLICY AND PROCEDURES THAT WERE PRESENTING FORWARD VIEW AND INPUSMT WE WOULD LIKE TO AT LEAST FAKE -- INPUT. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES THIS MORNING.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE AND WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMETHING PUT IN PLACE AS WE'RE HEARING INFORMATION ON CONFERENCE CALLS THAT THERE ARE EXPENDITURES WE'RE NEEDING.

THERE ARE SUPPLIES WE'RE NEEDING THAT WANTING TO PURCHASE THINGS, SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THOSE PROCUREMENT POLICIES IN PLACE SO THAT THEY ARE IDENTIFIED AND WE'RE ENSURED THAT EVERYONE IS ON THE SAME PAGE WITH THESE PURCHASES. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES TO NOTE IN THIS POLICY, AS MENTIONED, THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR TO OUR CURRENT PURCHASING POLICY.

THE FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES FOR ANY REIMBURSEMENTS IS THAT WE WILL HAVE TO ADHERE TO THE MOST RESTRICTIVE PURCHASING POLICY AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS THE MOST RESTRICTIVE PURCHASING POLICY. AS FAR AS OUR THRESHOLDS. SO THAT KEEPING THAT IN MIND WITH JUST THE 50,000 PERFORMANCE SOLICITATIONS. AND WE WITH FALL BACK TO THE POLICIES AS FAR AS END QUOTES WITH SUPPLIES. CONTACTS WOULD ALWAYS REQUIRE APPROVAL. THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES BECAUSE THE CONTRACTING PROCESS THAT I HAVE IDENTIFIED THOSE IN THIS STRAPPED POLICY IN SECTIONS 2-B.

SO WE ARE ALLOWED DURING THIS EMERGENCY TO UTILIZE CURRENT CONTRACTS OR CONTRACT AMENDMENTS FOR CONTRACTS THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE. HOWEVER, THOSE CONTRACTS WILL STILL HAVE TO INCLUDE FEDERAL PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTATION, WHICH IS MAINLY THE TWO CFR-200 DOCUMENTS AND SOME OTHER CL CLAUSES. WHICH WE COULD DO THAT, JUST BY BRINGING THOSE CONTRACTS BACK TO COURT AND ENSURING THAT THOSE HAVE ALL OF THAT DOCUMENTATION.

WE DO ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO EXEMPT NORMAL SOLICITATION PROCESS.

THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE COURT TO DECLARE THE EXEMPTION AND THAT IS DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES DEFINED BY FEMA. SO RIGHT NOW THERE'S NO CURRENT END DATE FOR THIS PERIOD BUT THAT IS ONLY DUE ON THE AGENCY. SO BESIDES THE ACTUALING POLICY THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO REVIEW INPUT AND APPROVAL, WE CREATED EXPENDITURE REQUEST FORM. SO WE COULD PROCURE THE DOCUMENT

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PROCESSES. ENSURE THEY ARE REVIEWED AND IDENTIFIED AS A TRUE NEED AS IT RESULTS TO OUR COUNTYWIDE COVID-19 RESPONSE. SO THIS REQUEST FORM IS ACTUALLY A ROUTING PROCESS. WE'RE OPEN FOR COMMENTS ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD BE REVIEWING THESE EXPENDITURES. WE ARE EXEMPTING THE MINOR PURCHASES THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN CATEGORY 1-A. AND THOSE WOULD JUST BE PURCHASES UNDER 500 THAT CURRENTLY DON'T REQUIRE A PURCHASE IN ORDER OUR CURRENT POLICY, THINGS ASOMEONE MAY NOT NEED TO PROVIDE QUICKLY SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH A RATHER APPROVAL PROCESS.

>> QUICK QUESTION ON THAT. IF IT'S UNDER 500 AND IT FALLS UNDER THIS POLICY, WHAT IF YOU TRY TO GAME IT AND DO IT SEVERAL TIMES FOR THE SAME PRODUCTS OR SAME SERVICE?

>> SO AUTHORIZE THOSE SPLIT PURCHASES AND THAT IS ALREADY OUTLINED IN THE CURRENT PURCHASING POLICY. SO IF WE SEE THAT THAT IS HAPPENING MANY TIMES WE MAY NOT KNOW THAT UNTIL RECEIPTS COME IN. SO INDIVIDUALS COULD BE OUT USING THEIR CREDIT CARDS IF THEY DO HAVE A COUNTY-ISSUED CREDIT CARD.

>> THEN IT BECOMES AN ISSUE WE DON'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE POLICY.

WE HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE DEPARTMENT HEAD THELY. >> YES.

CURRENTLY WE HAVE THAT ISSUE. >> AND HOW LONG CAN THAT HAPPEN UNTIL WE CAN'T GET REIMBURSED? IF FEMA -- I WOULD IMAGINE FEMA IS MONITORING SOME OF THIS RIGHT ALSO? TO SEE IF THAT -- I'M NOT SAYING THAT IT WILL, I'M JUST ASKING A QUESTION.

>> RIGHT NOW I'VE SPOKEN WITH OUR FEMA REPRESENTATIVES HAD A ARE OUT IN THE FIELD.

>> TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT? >> YES.

>> JUST FOR THE FOLKS THAT DON'T KNOW. WE WANT TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND

WHAT WE'RE DESCRIBING. >> SO WE HAVE A REASONABLE COORDINATOR.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S STILL SOME AREAS THAT ARE NOT REAL CLEAR OR EVER DEALT WITH A PANDEMIC COUNTY NOT ON THIS LEVEL, AND THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ASSIGNED HAVE NOT DEALT WITH THIS ON THE STATE LEVEL EITHER. SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE GATHERING A LOT OF INFORMATION.

WE KNOW THERE'S STIMULUS FUNDING COMING DOWN FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STATE SERVICES. SO POTENTIALLY THERE'S FUNDING THAT WILL BE ABLE TO DO.

FOR MOST OF ALL OF OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE. SO THIS INCLUDES TRACKING OUR

TIME. >> I TRIED TO TRACK MY TIME AND THEY SAID YOU DON'T COUNT.

I SAID ALL RIGHT. >> WE ARE REQUESTING THIS INFORMATION.

WE SENT OUT E-MAILS REQUESTING INFORMATION ARE DEPARTMENT THAT'S WE KNOW ARE SPENDING TIME WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL US SO WE'RE TRYING TO GIVES INFORMATION.

FEMA DOES REQUIRE DOCUMENTATION AND MORE SPECIFICALLY PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTATION.

SO EVEN IF WE HAVE STAFF NAEBZ ARE WORKING ON THIS FAST -- STAFF MEMBERS THAT ARE WORKING ON THIS FASTER IF THEY ARE NOT DOCUMENTING THEY ARE SOMEWHAT OF THEIR ACTIVITIES.

AND WE'RE NOT EXPECTED TO WRITE A NOTE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING. BUT OVERALL WE NEED A GENERAL IDEA DOCUMENTED WHAT YOU'RE WORK ON. YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO PROVIDE FOR THINGS AND FEMA IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OUR PROCUREMENT. EVEN OUR QUOTES.

THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK AT OUR PROCESS THIS. PROCESS THAT WE JUST SENT OUT THIS VERY SIMILAR AS FAR AS OUR SUPPLIES ARE GOOD, SUPPLIES. IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE

ALREADY HAVE IN PLACE. >> DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU'RE GETTING THE INVOICES IN A TIMELY MANNER. DO YOU THINK Y'ALL CAN SEE WHERE THE SERVICES ARE COMING IN?

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>> GETTING INFORMATION. I THINK THIS PROCESS MIGHT HELP WITH THAT.

SIMPLY BECAUSE UNDERSTANDABLY, THIS HAPPENS DURING -- YOU HAVE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE OUT WORKING IN THE FIELD AND THEIR THOUGHT PROCESS IS NOT ON WHETHER WE'RE -- YEAH, THEY DON'T KNOW THAT WE WILL END UP DEALING WITH AT THE END OF THIS. SOME YEARS LATER I'M STILL WORKING WITH FEMA TO CLOSE OUT OUR OCTOBER 2015. SO WE ALL KNOW WE WENT THROUGH OUR AUDIT. THERE IS A VERY GOOD CHANCE WE'LL GET AUDITED ON EVERY LEVEL. WE'LL GET AUDITED POTENTIALLY BY THIS, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FEMA AUDIT FOR LARGE PROJECTS THAT ARE DISASTER RELATED. SO THEY BREAK THEIR PROJECTS OUT INTO SMALLER PROJECTS.

WE WON'T GET ANY FUNDING ON ANY LARGE PROJECTS, AND THAT'S A THRESHOLD.

THAT IS 127,000 OR MORE OF EXPENSES. WE ARE REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH AN AUDIT BEFORE WE CAN ACTUALLY GET THAT MONEY. SO THAT'S WHY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO DOCUMENT. WE HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR QUOTES. I KNOW IT'S DIFFICULT.

SOMETIMES IT'S DIFFICULT BECAUSE THERE'S -- THERE'S NOT THE ABILITY TO GET SOME QUOTES FOR SOME OF THESE SUPPLIES. SO AS LONG AS WE HAVE DOCUMENTATION THAT WE TRY TO OBTAIN THE QUOTES, THAT WILL SUFFICE. SO I THINK THAT HAVING THE FORM WILL ENSURE THAT WE'RE GETTING THE PURCHASE. WE KNOW WE HAVE SOME EXPENSES THAT ARE POTENTIALLY THAT WE HAVEN'T -- WHAT WE'RE DOING IS GO BACK AND ENSURE THAT WE HAVE -- OFFICE. WE'RE JUST ASKING, IF YOU WANT TO HELP US AND GIVE AT LEAST ONE QUOTE AND LET US HELP. IF YOU CAN GET THE THREE QUOTES, THEN GIVE US THE NEED AND LET OUR OFFICE HELP FINALIZE IT FOR YOU. AND THE OTHER IMPORTANT PIECE THAT WE ADD ASSUMING THAT I HAVE A SECTION FOUR. SO WE'RE FOCUSING FOR NOT THE COUNTY. WE'RE TAKE IN SUPPLIES FROM THE SAFE.

NOT JUST THE COUNTY BUT OTHER JURISDICTIONS WANT COUNTY AND WE HAVE TO DOCUMENT THAT AS WELL.

THEY ARE GOING TO WANT TO SAY THERE'S NO DUPLICATE EFFORT. AND WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT WE PROVIDED THAT WE'RE ALREADY -- SO WE HAVE A LOT OF PAPERWORK ON THE BACK ENDS OF THINGS AND THE

MORE DOCUMENTATION THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW -- THAT PROCESS. >> I WENT THROUGH THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. THEY TOLD ME WHEN YOU DECIDE TO OPEN AN EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER, THE FIRST PERSON YOU SHOULD LET IN IS YOUR AUDITOR. SO THEY HAVE DRILLED THAT HOME TO ME VERY WELL, AND I APPRECIATE YOUR DUE DILIGENCE IN MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE A CLEAR ROAD MAP. I KNOW AT THE VERY BEGINNING WE HAD A CONVERSATION, AND YOU GUYS ARE ASKING ME FOR DIRECTION, AND I -- I THINK WAS COMMISSIONER SHELL I SHARED THAT PERSPECTIVE WITH, WHICH IS WHAT I SAID. BECAUSE WE NEVER DO ANYTHING A VACUUM.

I SAID, I ORIGINALLY HADED UNTIL THIS MOMENT ALL OF WHAT YOU FOLLOWED IN THE 2015 FLOOD UNTIL WE GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT DIRECTION BECAUSE THIS IS A ROAD MAP THAT EVERYONE IN THE COUNTY ALREADY KNEW THAT WENT THROUGH IT. AND THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL

DIRECTION. >> AND I THINK THAT THIS PARTICULAR DISASTER --

>> IS VERY ZPIVERN HOO IT'S VERY DIFFERENT, SO THAT -- DIFFERENT AND IT'S VERY DIFFERENT AND THERE'S A LOT OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN OUR REPS. EVEN THOUGH WE THINK WE MAY GET REIMBURSED AND IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S A REASONABLE EXPENDITURE AS FAR AND SO ANYTHING WE WANT THE

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COURT IT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH WE'RE PURCHASING IS. >> F WE WENT BY OURSELVES WE EXPECT -- WE COULD POTENTIALLY GET SOME OF THAT COVERED, SO WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT THAT STIMULUS PACKAGE IS. SO SOME OF THESE COULD BE 100% COVERED.

WE COULD HAVE SOME OF IT COVERED. WE JUST NEED TO ENSURE -- WE HAVE TO FOLLOW A PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT THEY MEET ALL OF F.D.A. RECOMMENDATIONS.

THEY WILL RELEASE ANY FUNDING. >> GETTING BACK YOU SAID WE NEED DOCUMENTATION.

SHOULD WE BE REQUIRING ANY COUNTY EMPLOYEES IT TO DO A DAILY RECAP OR JOURNAL ON

ACTIVITIES? WE CAN MAKE THAT A POLICY. >> YES.

I'VE SENT OUT AN FORM WHICH IS THE FORM THAT TEDUM HAS ACTUALLY SUBMITTED TO US FOR USE.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT FORM. IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S CONFUSING TO SOME PEOPLE, BUT I CAN RESEND.

THAT I SENT THAT TO A SMALLER GROUP AND ASKED FOR INPUT FOR WHO IS INVOLVED, WHO IS WORKING ON THIS ON A DAILY BASIS. SO IF THERE'S A DIFFERENT FORMS, SO PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT ON THE FIELD NEED TO SUBMIT ON ONE FORM AND IT CAN BE SENT -- PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING LIKE US IN FINANCE OR IF THERE'S SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE THAT'S JUST DOING SOME ADMINISTRATIVE WORK,

THERE'S A DIFFERENT FORM THAT FEMA REQUIRES FOR THAT. >> WHEN THAT, THEY HAVE TO GO

BACK TWO WEEKS. >> NO, WE'RE NOT SUGGESTING THAT THEY WAIT.

WE'RE SUGGESTING THEY SEND IT TO US. >> MAYBE THROUGH COUNTYWIDE WE

CAN SEND SOME TYPE OF MEMO. >> WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A GOOD HANDLE AN THOSE WHO ARE RESPONDING TO COVID-19. BASED ON WHAT WE'RE INVOLVED IN. ADDITIONALLY --

RELIVE TO COVID-19 -- RELATIVE TO COVID-19. >> I PUT EVERYTHING ON 2914 AND SUBMIT THEM ON A REGULAR BASE ESPECIALLY THE NOTES. IF I MAKE CONTACT WITH THE VENDOR AND THEY ARE PROVIDING THE DATA AVAILABLE I PUT IT ON. THERE THE DOCUMENTATION WE'RE RECEIVING IS A QUOTE, AN INVOICE AND A RECEIPT. THOSE ARE THREE DOCUMENTS THAT I'M TELLING EVERYBODY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WITH REGARDS TO MAKE SURE WITH ANY KIND OF ORDER THAT'S WE HAVE. THE ONES THAT MAYBE COME IN QUESTION IS KIND OF A DIFFERENT RESPONSE IS THAT WE HAVE SOME DISTILLERIES THAT ARE PROVIDING CERTAIN CHEMICALS.

THEY ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO GIVE A QUOTE ON WHAT IT'S PROVIDING. IT'S SO DIFFERENT FROM THEM.

SO THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE LARGE QUANTITY THIS WE'RE GOING TO RECEIVING WHATEVER WE COME UP WITH WE JUST NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVIDE FOR THEM. THEN IT HAS TO BE DOCUMENTED FOR WHAT IT'S FOR SO WE'RE NOT JUST BUYING FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION. IT'S REALLY FOR EMERGENCY

RESPONSE. >> I THINK THAT'S PART OF YOUR BACKGROUND BENEFIT BEING A COP FOR 15 YEARS AND INVESTIGATOR IS DOCUMENTATION, DOCUMENTATION. GOOD JOB, GUYS.

>> A QUICK QUESTION. >> AND WE HAVE HAD INFORMATION FLOWING FROM THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. THEY HAVE SENT IN SCOTT AND ALEX AND THEIR GROUP HAVE BEEN

SENDING IN THEIR INFORMATION WEEKLY AND TAMMY'S GROUP. >> ALEX MAYBE THAT REPORT CAN BE YOUR DAILY UPDATE TO US. REPORT IT TO US AND THAT CAN BE THE DAILY UPDATE.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT ANY -- ANYTHING RELATED TO TRACK IN FINANCE WOULD BE MORE BENEFICIAL IF WE CAN CONTINUE TO SEND OUT OF OUR OFFICE SO WE'RE THE ONES GETTING IT.

>> I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS. NUMBER ONE, ALEX YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO ANSWER THIS AS WELL.

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I KNOW THAT ESPECIALLY ON OUR QUOTES SNAG WAS A GOOD QUOTE TODAY IS NOT WORTH ANYTHING TOMORROW IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. AN I SAY THAT, I CAN ONLY ASSUME THE QUOTES THAT WE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THREE WEEKS AGO ON N-95 MASKS ARE PROBABLY ANYWHERE BETWEEN 40 CENTS AND A DOLLAR AND NOW THEY ARE PROBABLY 7 BUCKS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE. I'M JUST GUESSING. >> YEAH, THEY ARE VARYING DEPENDING ON THE DEMAND SUPPLY. THEY FOLLOW THE SAME CONCEPT. I KNOW THERE'S GOING TO A DEAD MAX ON SOME OF THE MATERIALS GIVEN THE ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT.

BUT IT DOES A. I CAN TELL YOU SOME OF THE ONES THAT EVEN NOT N-59 MASKS, THE DOLLAR AMOUNT FOR THEM HAVE GONE UP CONSIDERABLY, SO I'M HAVING TO -- THAT'S WHAT I WAS EXPLAINING EARLIER. I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO ASER SANE THESE, GET THEM IN QUICK.

BEFORE I PURCHASE THEM THE PRICE CHANGES AGAIN. THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT. >> GUESS MY POINT WOULD BE AND I AGREE WITH THAT.

THAT'S THE REASON I BROUGHT IT UP. I THINK HAVING WHENEVER WE REQUIRE THE QUOTE, I THINK THAT WE NEED AND YOU JUST SAID THE OFFICE CAN HELP THAT SILL STATE THIS. SOME TYPE OF TIMETABLE. AND IF I WENT ONLINE TODAY I CAN PROBABLY FIND QUOTES ON IT AT 25 CENTS A PIECE. THEY ARE COMPLETESLY UNREALISTIC. BUT ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THAT IF WE GOT ON OFFER OF SOMEDAY FOR 9 BUCKS A PIECE THAT IS REAL YOU UNREALISTIC AS WELL. SO THAT BEING THE CASE, HAVING SOME TYPE OF TIMETABLE OR SAYING OWE CASE, WE'VE GOT THIS QUOTE TODAY.

THIS IS WHAT WE GOT. I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS WOULD WORK.

THIS IS THE REASON WE'RE ASKING. SENDING IT TO YOU GUYS SAYING OK IS THERE SOME TYPE OF TIMETABLE.

IS Z THAT MAKE SENSE? I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ANSWER. IS.

>> THAT'S WHY WE WANT STRURZ SAY THIS IS WHY HERE'S MY QUOTES. I'VE GOTTEN TO.

I CAN'T GET ANYMORE. I WANT TO GO WITH THIS ONE BECAUSE IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE.

I CAN'T GET IT IN IN TIME. YOU KNOW, I NEED TO GET THIS IN NEXT WEEK AND THAT OTHER VENDOR

CAN'T. >> EXACTLY. >> SO WE CAN ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE SAME DAY OR THE NEXT DAY DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH RESEARCH WE HAVE TO DO, BUT IF THAT -- IF YOU APPROVE YOUR FORM AD YOU DECIDE WHO YOU WANT TO BE -- IT WOULD BE WHOEVER IS REQUESTING IT, ALEX, THE COUNTY JUDGE AND ONE COURT MEMBER. THEN Y'ALL WOULD NEED TO BE AVAILABLE AND MAKE SURE THAT FLOW IS HAPPENING AND THIS YOU CAN DO THEM ELECTRONICALLY.

YOU CAN EVEN E-MAIL YOUR APPROVAL, BUT IF THAT IS THE PROCESS WE WANT TO GO WITH TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE MAKE THE PURCHASES IN THE MOST RESPONSIBLE AND THE MOST OPEN PROCURING EVERYTHING APPROPRIATELY THAT I THINK ATHAT WOULD WOULD WORK.

WE NEED THE AUTHORIZATION FORM. WE NEED TO BE TOLD WHEN HAS THE AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE IN THIS

DISASTER. >> ONE WE DO ASK. >> THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'VE DEALT WITH. OF COURSE WE HAVE THE SALES PEOPLE.

THE FIRST TIME THIS HIT THE NEWS I GET E-MAILS BLOWN UP. >> ACT NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

>> EXACTLY. THEY WANT TO MAKE AN INVENTORY AND MAKE SOME MONEY ON IT.

PEOPLE SAY I HAVE THIS. NO WANTING TO SECURE A P.O. AND SHIP NEXT AUGUST IT.

DOESN'T HELP DOUSE THIS FIGHT. SO THIS SUPPLY AND DEMAND CHAINS ARE USING UP WE DO GET A LITTLE

HERE AND. THERE. >> FOR THE NATION ONLY.

>> YEAH, THEY SHIPPED MILLIONS OF MASS, THAT WERE STORED IN THE WAREHOUSE IN 1970 AND

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VENTILATORS DON'T WORK AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THE STATE HAS DIRECTED US TO BASICALLY WE CANNOT PROVIDE THIS. YOU NEED IT TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. SO ALEX IS ON THE PHONE ALL THE TIME TRYING TO TALK TO PEOPLE AND E-MAIL PEOPLE. I HAVE THE SPLIPZ. GOY WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN STOCK TODAY THAT YOU CAN SHIP RIGHT NOW --S. IF I GO THROUGH ALL THIS BACK AND FORTH -- SUPPLIES. IF I GO THERE ALL OF THIS BACK AND FORTH, SOMEBODY IS BUYING IT. I HAVE A MASTERCARD IN MY HAND FOR MY DEPARTMENT AND I'VE BEEN AUTHORIZED TO SPEND WHATEVER IT TAKES ON, LET'S JUST SAY PPE AND DISINFECTANT.

THOSE ARE THE BIG THINGS. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE WILL PROBABLY ASK TO GO ABOV AND BEYOND $500. DOES -- ABOVE. IT DOESN'T GET US A SHIP LOAD OF STUFF. PPE AND DISINFECTANT ARE THE CRITICAL NEEDS.

I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE COURT TO EXPAND. THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAP YOU PUT ON THAT AND SAY 5,000, 10,000, 25,000 OR WHATEVER IT TAKES WHATEVER AND WE CAN EXPEDITE THIS PROCESS AND MAYBE GET IT PROVED WITHIN HOUR. IF WE DON'T THIS STUFF GOES UP IN PRICE IT. CHANGES AND IT'S GONE. THE WORST THING IS IT'S GONE.

WE'RE HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING THIS STUFF. IF YOU LOOK AT THE CONFERENCE CALL FROM THE FIRST RESPONDERS SIDE THEY ARE GETTING CRITICALLY LOW NOW.

YOU SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE BIG DEPARTMENTS LIKE DALLAS WHEN THEY ARE GETTING THEIR FIREFIGHTERS INFECTED NOW. NEW YORK CITY AS FIREFIGHTERS SOME HAVE PASSED AWAY NOW.

SO NOW THEY ARE ISOLATING THEM. THEY HAVE TO GO TO THE BEDROOMS AND STAY THERE.

IF THEY HAVE TO GO TO THE KITCHEN THEY ARE PUTTING A MASK ON.

SO THEY ARE BLOWING THROUGH A MASK LET ALONE IN THE STATION GOING ON A CALL.

THEY ARE USING PPE UP AT AN ALARMING RATE NOW AND THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN WITH INTERNAL POLICIES TO HELP THEIR PEOPLE. WHAT I'M ASKING FOR IS THERE ARE NOT WAYS TO GET MULTIPLE QUOTES BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GETTING THE SAME THING.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO AGAIN THE N-59 MASK PART BY PART. I'M LOOKING FOR A MASK.

I'LL TAKE A SURGICAL MASK, A SURGICAL MASK, RESPIRATOR WITH CARTRIDGES.

WHATEVER WE CAN GET. THOSE THINGS I THINK THAT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT WE CAN LOOK AT THIS AND I UNDERSTAND PURCHASING POLICIES AND I NEED THOSE THINGS.

I ALSO THINK FOR THE DISASTER WE NEED TO OPEN IT UP FOR PPE AND DISINFECTANT WE NEED TO EXPAND THIS OUT AND SAY WE CAN GO UP TO A CERTAIN DOLLAR AMOUNT WITH A CREDIT CARD TYPE PURCHASE OR A P.O. WITHIN AN HOUR AND EXECUTE IT TO GET TO THE FRONT LINE. EVEN IF SAY WE DO HIT THIS PEAK AND WE GET BETTER BY MAY, IT'S NOT GOING TO HURT FOR US TO STOCKPILE SOME OF THIS STUFF BECAUSE WHAT'S THE NEXT THING? IS IT COVID 20? IS IT THE FLU? IS IT SOMETHING? THERE'S NO MORE NATIONAL STOCKPILE.

THEY HAVE DEPLETED ALL THE FEDERAL SUPPLIES. THE STATE HAS DEPLETED THEIR SUPPLIES. IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE HAVE A LITTLE WEAR HUSBAND WITH SOME PERSONAL PROTECTIVE DISINFECTANT WE CAN USE FOR ALL KINDS OF THINGS TO KEEP OUR EMPLOYEES

SAFE, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS SAFE. >> AND YOU BROUGHT UP A GOOD POINT FIRE MARSHAL.

OUR FEDERAL STOCKPILE IS DEPLETED. OUR STATE IS DEPLETED.

AND WE'RE BAERLT -- BARELY AT 60 CASES OR 61. 61 CASES.

WE'RE BARELY GETTING OUT OF THE BOX WITH THIS IN REFERENCE TO WHAT OTHER -- JUST LOOK AT TRAVIS COUNTY. LOOK AT OUR NEIGHBORS, AND THE REASON I'M BRINGING THEM UP IS BECAUSE THEY ARE MOVING THROUGH OUR STREETS. WE ARE BARELY GETTING OUT OF THE BOX AND OUR BACKUPS ARE ALREADY EMPTY. THAT IS THE DILEMMA WE ARE FACING ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR ARTICULATING THE URGENCY.

>> YES. I THINK WE HAVE THE FIRST RESPONDERS THINKING THE SAME THING WE ARE THINKING. THEY CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH. THAT IS THE REASON WHY WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMEBODY IN THE FIELD ASKING AND REALLY LOOKING AT WHAT THE NEEDS ARE, AND THAT'S WHAT MIKE JONES HAS BEEN DOING ON A REGULAR BASIS IS DOING THAT ANDING TO THEM FACE TO FACE AND LOOKING AT THEIR SUPPLY, SUPPLYING THEM FACE-TO-FACE AND THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE ADDRESSING.

ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT LENDS TO OUR FIRE MARSHAL WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS THAT WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IS ASER SANE SUPPLIES ALREADY ON THE DELIVER SOY I CAN SAVE THE COUNTY ON DELIVERY COSTS. SO IF THEY ARE COMING THEIR WAY FROM CERTAIN LOCATIONS SO I CAN DROP THEM OFF. IF I DO IT ROUTE IT ROUTE THAT CHANGES THE PRICE TOO SO THAT'S A SCENARIO I'VE BEEN DOING ON MY DELIVERIES AND GETTING COSTS. I KNOW THAT'S NEGLIGIBLE BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT CHANGES THE PRICE BECAUSE THE DELIVERY PRICE IS SOMETHING THAT GOES UP AT THIS TIME ESPECIALLY IF IT'S A HOTSHOT OR AN IMMEDIATE NEED. IT GOES UP THAT WAY AND IT AFFECTS THE PRICE OVERALL. SO THAT IS ALSO SOMETHING THAT LENDS INTO WHEN I MAKE THE

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PROCESSS GET IT DONE QUICKLY. >> THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IS GETTING TO OUR FRONT LINE AND THAT'S WHAT I'VE EXPERIENCED. I'VE HAD EXACTLY.

THAT OH, I HAVE THIS AND GIVE ME A P.O. OH, I HAVE THIS.

I MUST PREPAY. I DON'T THINK SO. THAT'S WHY I'M CALLING MYSELF DOUBTING THOMAS AT THIS MOMENT OF I WANT TO SEE IT. I WANT TO TOUCH IT.

I WANT TO HOLD IT BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE IT UNTIL IT'S ACTUALLY.

THERE THAT'S A BIG HUSTLE THAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW WITH A LOT OF SPACES.

>> I THINK WHAT VICKI AND I ARE SAYING THAT THE SOONER YOU CAN GET THE SOONER YOU CAN GET IT OUT. IF IT'S PPE YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TURN THE PURCHASE ORDER

PRETTY QUICK. >> IF I COULD MAKE A SUGGESTION. SO THE INTENT OF THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT TO TIE ANY PURCHASES UP. SO WE WANTED TO ENSURE THAT PROCUREMENT IS MET. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE MAY NOT BE MULTIPLE QUOTES AVAIL AS I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT WE CAN DOCUMENT THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE. WE JUST WANT TO ENSURE THAT THE NEEDS ARE MET IN THE COUNTY. WITH MICROPURCHASES IF THE COURT WANTS TO EXPAND ON THAT FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS, SO THAT'S YOUR 500 TO 10,000 WE CAN ADD 245 IN SOME SORT OF EXEMPTION FOR THE FORM -- THAT IN SOME SORT OF EXEMPTION FROM THE FORM TO ADD SUPPLIES IN THE ROUTING PROCESS BUT THAT WOULD BE A LIVES ITEMS IDENTIFIED. WE WOULD NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THOSE -- IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE A BRAND BUT IT NEEDS TO BE MASKS, GLOVES, JUST GENERAL.

THESE ARE THE ITEMS WE'RE GOING TO ALLOW TO NOT GO THROUGH THE ROUTING PROCESS.

>> AND DID YOU HAVE COMMENT OR QUESTION YOU WANTED TO MAKE? >> IT WAS ADDRESSED ALREADY.

>> OKAY. WHO WAS IT IN THE PAST? >> TO PURCHASE THESE ITEMS ON BEHALF PT -- BEHALF IT. COULDABLE WITH THAT THE JUDGE AND COMMISSIONER SAID -- QUICKLY. HAD -- IT WAS YESTERDAY.

-- GUIDELINES. >> I THINK THOUGH SHEARING THEY WANTED TO USE THEIR CREDIT CARD UP TO A CERTAIN LEVEL. IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, SO THAT THEY DON'T MISS OUT ON DELIVERY OF CERTAIN ITEMS, THEN WE CAN MAYBE POTENTIALLY UPDATE CATEGORY B IF THAT'S SOMETHING YOU ALL WANTED TO CONSIDER. IT SEEMS LIKE THEY DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO.

WE WOULD STILL BE ABLE TO ISSUE -- IF THEY DID IT ON THEIR CREDIT CARD THEY CAN STILL GO INTO THE SYSTEM AND ISSUE THE P.O. RIGHT THEN. SO THE P.O. WAS RIGHT THERE.

WE MET THE PROCUREMENT POLICY. IF IT WAS OUT ON THE FIELD IT MIGHT NOT BE A REASONABLE.

>> COMMISSIONER SMITH? >> TWO QUESTIONS. I REALLY SEE THE VALIDITY AND THE REQUESTS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ON THE SPECIFIC ITEMS. I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE IF WE ADOPTED THIS TODAY, WOULD Y'ALL HAVE A COMPLETE LIST OF WHAT THOSEITE RECOMMENDS THAT WE CAN AMEND THIS WITH? BY NEXT WEEK. PPES INCLUDING AND THESE ITEMS. I WOULD FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE WITH. THAT I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND

YOUR NEED THERE. >> AND I DON'T MIND GOING OUT RIGHT NOW WITH ALEX AND SCOTT.

>> SO IT COULD BE DONE TODAY. >> I WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF THAT.

>> IF Y'ALL ARE OK WITH THAT. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER CHANGES. >> I DO HAVE ONE OTHER QUESTION.

>> WHENEVER WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS. ONE OF THE THINGS WE LOOKED AT THIS YEAR WHICH THE JUDGE ADVOCATE FOR IS THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT.

>> YES, GOOD IDEA. >> WOULD THERE BE A -- DOES THIS REMOVE THAT FROM THIS PROCESS OR

IS THAT PART OF THIS PROCESS? >> I WOULD LEAVE IT IN. S A TINY LITTLE THING.

LEAVE IT IN. >> IT'S FOR CONTRACTS. >> OH, BUT IT WOULD BE SO EASY.

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LET'S DO IT. I WANT TO KNOW BECAUSE I THINK IT'S NECESSARY AND VERY USEFUL.

IT'S A ONE PAGER AND JUST A TINY LITTLE THING. I THINK WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE IT WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER LET'S CREATE A DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT I THINK IS USEFUL AND SHOULD BE

INCLUDED AS WELL. GOOD CALL. >> WE CAN INCLUDE THAT ON

CATEGORY C? THE 10 TO 50? >> YEAH.

NO, I THINK WE SHOULD HIT A DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT YOU GUYS RECOMMENDED.

>> YOU THINK B? >> C. >> ANYTHING OVER 10,000?

FROM 10,000. >> LET THEM WORK IT OUT. WHAT IF WE DO THIS.

WHAT IF YOU GUYS WITH THE PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE HERE THAT WE HAVE ENTRUSTED AND HIRE AND ARE DOING THEIR PROFESSIONAL FRONT LINE WORK, YOU GUYS WORK WITH THIS ITEM.

WE'LL KEEP WORKING THROUGH THE AGENDA. WE'LL TAKE A RECESS AND COME BACK WHEN YOU GUYS ARE READY FOR THIS TO BE APPROVED TODAY WITH CLEAR DIRECTION FROM THE COURT.

>> CAN I JUST ALSO ASK THAT YOU REVIEW THIS, TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO REVIEW EVERYTHING IN DETAIL, THAT Y'ALL DON'T HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD?

>> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT -- THIS WEEK IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE. WE HAD HOW MANY FLOOD MONITORING NOTICES DID Y'ALL GET? I WOULD HATE TO MOVE TOO MUCH OVER AND NOT BE RESPOND TO OTHER

THINGS RELATIVE TO THIS, BUT I WOULD LOVE YOUR RECOMMENDATION. >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

I AGREEMENT MS. CRUMLEY. >> CAN I ASK WE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHAT THE CREDIT

CARD LIMITS? YET KNOW WHAT THE OTHERS ARE. >> BEAUTIFUL.

THANK YOU. SO WE'RE LOOKING TO THE PROFESSIONALS IN THE LABOR POOL OF HAYS COUNTY'S AUDITORS OFFICE AND FRONT LINE PEOPLE TO COME BACK IN A LITTLE WHILE WITH SOME DIRECTION, AND DO WE WANT TO TAKE A RECESS A SHORT REST ROOM BREAK OR GO THROUGH THE AGENDA?

>> CAN I ASK ONE LAST QUESTION BEFORE WE GO TO RECESS. SO THERE ARE OUTSTANDING INVOICES WE'RE ALSO GOING TO DISCUSS WHEN WE COME BACK. IS THERE SOMETHING Y'ALL ARE

LOOK. >> THERE ARE SOME. >> SUPPLIES PLEASE REFUSE THOSE.

>> WE HEARD THERE ARE OTHER SUPPLIES EN ROUTE. >> PERFECT.

>> AND IF YOU CAN SHARE WHEN WE COME BACK WHAT OTHER INVOICES YOU ALL ARE HEARING ABOUT.

>> YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION IT'S AN ACTION OF SOMEONE COMING YOUR WAY.

YES, MA'AM. >> THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SMALL PURCHASES ON COUNTY WIDE THE

CARD. >> WE'LL TAKE A DOING THE WORK ON CONON IT GIN

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AND THIS IS JUST TO DO SOMEWHAT IS IT QUALITY OF SUBSERVICE UTILITY INFORMATION THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE THAT WOULDN'T BE MATCHED BY ANYBODY ELSE. IS THAT CORRECT MARK?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. A-4 IS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXEMPTIONS.

UCHBT WITH PERMITTED EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE PURCHASING ACT. >> IN SO MARXISM, SEVEN AND EIGHT IN JUST A LITTLE BIT. PSI WAS ACQUIRED SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOING THOSE.

>> CORRECT. WE'VE DONE THIS SIMILARLY WITH OTHER COMPANIES THAT HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED. DAN ROG HERS HIS COMPANY ACQUIRED AND MOVED OVER AND WE TRANSFERRED THAT. THAT WAS PROBABLY A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE A TRANSFERABILITY CLAUSE NONE OF CONTRACTS.

IT'S NOT OFTEN USED. >> THERE IS NO DOLLAR CHANGE OR E.

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> JUST KEEPING THE SAME TALENT WORKING ON THE SAME PROJECT UNDER A DIFFERENT UMBRELLA. MAKE SENSE. ANY OTHER COMMENTS.

PLEASE CALL ROLL. >> INGALSBE. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER SHELL. >> YES. >> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER JONES. >> YES. WE OPEN 8 THROUGH 11 PLEASE.

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