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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />Virtual Work Session <br />Eugene, Oregon 97401 <br />April 29, 2020 <br />12:00 p.m. <br />Councilors Present: Betty Taylor, Emily Semple, Alan Zelenka, Jennifer Yeh, Claire Syrett, Chris <br />Pryor, Greg Evans <br />Councilors Absent: Mike Clark <br />Mayor Vinis opened the April 29, 2020, work session of the Eugene City Council. <br />1. WORK SESSION: COVID-19 Update <br />Karen Gaffney, Lane County Incident Commander, and Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Lane County Public <br />Health Officer, spoke about flattening the curve, contact tracing, testing capacity, isolation and <br />quarantine, and data gathering. <br />Council Discussion: <br />• Councilor Zelenka - asked questions about Sweden's test and herd immunity. <br />• Councilor Syrett - thanked the presenters; inquired about Lane C ounty's role in expanding <br />testing; asked if Dr. Luedtke could share his response to the California emergency room doctors' <br />interview/video. <br />2. Applicant Statement for Budget Committee and Planning Commission <br />The applicant was not able to join the meeting to give her statements. <br />3. WORK SESSION: State Update - Governor's Framework <br />Sarah Means, Regional Solutions Coordinator in Governor Brown's office, presented the <br />Governor's public health framework for reopening Oregon. <br />Council Discussion: <br />• Councilor Syrett - thanked Ms. Means for the thorough presentation; inquired what is meant by <br />the term "at -risk health care workers'; asked where the Governor's team will be setting up <br />sentinel surveillance sites and who within the community the team will be engaging with to <br />determine those sites; inquired how a county goes about formally requesting to begin to <br />reopen; asked when personal services businesses might reopen; stated she hopes the Governor <br />is considering the interplay between reopening an industry and understanding those in the <br />industry will have safety concerns; stated she is very supportive of coordinating with other <br />states for reopening. <br />• Mayor Vinis - shared that she meets with groups of business owners (restaurants, breweries <br />and downtown retailers) in Eugene; asked if businesses had a way they could review and give <br />feedback on the Governor's reopening plan. <br />• Councilor Zelenka - expressed thanks to Ms. Means for the presentation; asked if Lane County <br />had made it to "day 1" of declining symptomatic cases. <br />MINUTES - Eugene City Council April 29, 2020 Page 1 <br />Work Session <br />