RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
September 10, 2021
The Kiowa County Hospita1 District and County Board met in special session on September 10, 2021, at 9:03 am via Zoom .
District Board members present were: Sylvia Shields, Meghan Buck, Ken Flory, and Craig Kerfoot. Absent: Mary Eiker
County Board members present were: Absent: Claire Prince, Karl Eikenberg, Pam Cole, and Kevin Davis.
Others present: Char Korrell, Braylynn Eder, Ellen Lane, Krissy Ray, and Beth Spady.
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Sylvia Shields, Chairman of the Board at 9:03 am.
The Board reviewed the COVID 19 Vaccine Mandate policy. This policy is being implemented in response to the emergency rule adopted by the Colorado Board of Health on August 30, 2021, requiring licensed health care facilities in Colorado to develop policies and procedures to ensure 100% of employees, direct contractors, and support staff obtain full COVID vaccination status. In compliance with the emergency rule, KCHD is mandating that staff either receive the COVID vaccine or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement.
The Board reviewed the policies which further discuss the exemption forms, mitigation process, consequences for noncompliance, and reporting requirements. Clarification was provided on the exemption process.
Motion made to approve the COVID 19 Vaccine Mandate policy as presented by Craig Kerfoot. The motion was seconded by Sylvia Shields. Ken Flory was recused from the vote. All aye.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:21 am.
Kiowa County Hospital District Board
Mary Eikner, Secretary-Treasurer