Officials say Commissioner Richie Beeler tested positive for COVID-19 and that Carson Dailey and Charles Busler who work closely with him have all been asked to stay home. Beeler started feeling sick Tuesday and got tested Wednesday.
Commission Chair Hugh Nystrom shared the news at their meeting Friday:
“This afternoon, I was informed that three of our County Commissioners have been asked by the Knox County Health Department to stay at home as a safety measure related to COVID19. While it would be possible from a health-standpoint to have the Commission meeting on Monday as currently scheduled, I have decided to change the meeting from an in-person meeting to a zoom-based meeting. By changing this meeting to a virtual format, the commissioners mentioned above will be able to participate in the meeting and continue to represent their constituents so that their voices are heard. In spite of the current situation in which we find ourselves because of COVID-19, your Knox County government continues to function and work to make our community an even better place.”
Nystrom says the Commission meeting scheduled for Monday will be held virtually. Anyone who signed up for the public forum can still participate via zoom.