New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Keeping meetings open is 'paramount'

Local governing bodies adjust to social distancing, remote meetings


August 3, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic started to pose difficulties for local and state officials, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem knew it was important for meetings to remain accessible even if they could not be held in the same way.

"A pandemic is not an excuse to close up all of our government meetings,” Stenehjem said. “Fortunately, with technology they don't have to be."

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