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Counties have the responsibility and providing services to their citizens and much of this requires face to face contact. We will be providing the latest information as it is updated and links to various sources for questions. All counties need to be in constant communication with local health departments and emergency services officials. The state has set up a hotline at 1-800-887-4304.

Please see links below for up to date information:

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The Ethics Commission staff has recently received various inquiries regarding compliance with the Open Meetings Act due to the unique circumstances caused by coronavirus outbreak.  The following is the opinion of Ethics Commission staff.

Emergency Meeting

  • If a governing body needs to meet to discuss or vote on an issue relating to the coronavirus outbreak, the governing body may call an emergency meeting if immediate attention is required to address an issue relating to the same.   (W. Va. Code § 6-9A-2(2)(A)).  
  • A governing body must post an emergency meeting notice as soon as practicable prior to the meeting, and an emergency meeting agenda and minutes must include the facts and circumstances of the emergency.  State agencies must electronically file a notice of the emergency meeting with the Secretary of State.   
  • The governing body may only call an emergency meeting if it meets the emergency meeting test not because it is merely more convenient to hold an emergency meeting in lieu of a special or regular meeting.

Meeting telephonically or via live audio or visual stream

  • For emergency, special or regular meetings, a governing body may meet telephonically or via live audio or visual stream if members of the public may also attend.  Open Meetings Act Opinion 1999-08.
  • The governing body may allow members of the public to attend by providing them access to a public meeting room in which they may at a minimum hear the telephonic or video meeting.  For example, a governing body may have a speaker phone or a computer with audio or video feed in a city council meeting room.  State agencies must electronically file a notice of the emergency meeting with the Secretary of State. 
  • It is the opinion of Ethics Commission staff that allowing citizens to attend a meeting in person is not required if the governing body determines, based upon guidance issued by the federal government, the state of West Virginia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or other government agencies authorized to make these types of decisions, that it constitutes a public health risk to allow citizens to attend in person.  The governing body may instead provide citizens with a call-in number for a telephonic meeting or provide access via web link to a livestream of the meeting.  For example, governing bodies may meet via Skype or Webex or may stream a meeting on Facebook or other platforms.  [This advice is based upon staff’s interpretation of Open Meetings Act Opinion 2010-02.]

This staff opinion is limited to the analysis of the Open Meetings Act under the unique circumstances presented. The Ethics Commission is without authority to determine whether other laws or rules, including the policies any government agency prohibit or otherwise restrict the way meetings may be held.

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