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Grand Island City Council creates City Board of Health

The Grand Island City Council created the City Board of Health during a special city council...
The Grand Island City Council created the City Board of Health during a special city council meeting Monday night.(Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 10:31 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island City Council created the City Board of Health during a special city council meeting Monday night.

The five-person board consists of board chair, Mayor Roger Steele and also includes Teresa Anderson, Central District Health Department director; Dr. Rebecca Steinke, a family medicine specialist; Council President Mike Paulick and Police Chief Robert Falldorf.

City Administrator, Jerry Janulewicz said creating the board allows the city to be in compliance with the state statutes.

The board will have its first meeting Tuesday at noon to discuss recommending a city mask mandate to the city council.

If the board decides to move forward with recommending a mask mandate, it will likely be voted on later Tuesday evening during the city council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.

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