Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee to receive an update on COVID 19 in Louisville Metro and continue discussion on racism as a public health issue

July 28, 2020

Louisville - The Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hear firsthand Louisville Metro’s current efforts in fighting COVID 19. The committee will also continue its discussion on racism as a public health crisis when it meets on Wednesday, July 29th.

“This week Governor Beshear has taken steps to combat a spike in new COVID 19 cases in Kentucky. It is important for the committee to stay on top of how we as a city are protecting our citizens and businesses,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2), chair of the committee. “We also plan to continue our discussions on racism as it impacts the community.”

On Wednesday, the Committee will hold two special discussions and have invited the following people to the meeting:

  • COVID -19 Update: Dr. Sarah Moyer, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.
  • Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Kendall Boyd, Chief Equity Officer, and T. Gonzales, Director of the Center for Equity.

The committee will meet at 1:30 p.m.

This meeting will be held as a video teleconference pursuant to KRS 61.826 and Senate Bill 150. Members have the option of participating virtually from remote locations, or in person from the Metro Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

Under a declaration issued by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to slow the spread of COVID-19, public access to Historic City Hall is limited.  In collaboration with the President’s Office, the City Hall entrance on 6th Street is locked with limited building access. A sign is posted on the door to call the on-duty security guard desk for approved entry.

As a result, under this directive, the Louisville Metro Council’s Committee meetings will be open to the public through remote access only. 

The public may watch the proceedings live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99. 

Proceedings are streamed live from the Metro Council Clerk’s Archived Media page at