Public Health FAQs
Answers to some of the concerns municipal officials are faced with when dealing with a public health emergency such as the COVID-19, including information about local boards of health and the tools provided to them through statute to help address such emergencies. This in no way should be a substitute for the information provided by your licensed public health officer or State and Federal officials during times of an emergency.
As with any public health emergency the most effective way of dealing with issues is to have strong collaboration among all levels of local government. We strongly encourage you to review any document with your public health officer for more information.
- Who is responsible for managing public health emergencies in municipalities?
- What tools are available to respond to a public health emergency?
- How do I get questions answered about coronavirus?
- Can our municipality appropriate additional funds to our Local Board of Health to address this epidemic?
- Has any guidance been issued on continuing to comply with OPRA requests?
- When is the new date for primary election day?
- What are the deadlines for school districts with elections postponed until May?
- Where can I find the latest information on the CARES Act?
- Can local governments restrict short-term stays to prevent the spread?
- How can we continue operating when we are experiencing staffing shortages?
- Can we proceed with fire code enforcement during the pandemic?
- Has any guidance been given on hosting public meetings?
- Where can I find information on the budget deadline extension, levy cap exemptions and estimated tax bills?
- Where can I find COVID-19 related resources from the League?