Covid-19: Emergency Advisory Board

The newly created Covid-19 Emergency Advisory Board met for the first time on March 31.

Actions taken during the March 31 meeting include:
  • City Manager Mike Bailey explained the purpose and goals of the Board.
  • Bailey reviewed City Ordinance No. 3525 and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s Executive Order No. 2020-07.
  • Board members discussed the status of the Covid-19 pandemic, including state and local modeling.
  • Board members discussed concerns, anticipated needs, projected impacts and possible additional mitigation measures.
  • The Board discussed the creation of a long-term work-group focused on long-term planning for the Covid-19 pandemic including planning for the eventual reduction of mitigation measures, termination of the proclamation of emergency, and review of the mass inoculation plan.
  • The Board agreed that City staff would compile suggestions discussed by the Board during the meeting for possible CAB recommendations to the City Council.
  • Set the next meeting date for 1:30 p.m. April 2. The meeting will be held via video conferencing, in accordance with Senate Bill 661. You can live-stream the meeting via the City’s webcast or view on local cable television Channel 56.

To view a recording of the March 31 meeting, see City of Bartlesville webcast.

For details about the Board’s discussion during the meeting, Medical experts say daycares should close.

About the Board

The Board was established by Municipal Ordinance No. 3525, which was approved by the Bartlesville City Council during an emergency meeting held March 23.

Board members

Dale Copeland, Mayor
Alan Gentges, Vice Mayor
Mike Bailey, City Manager
John Banks, Fire Chief
Tracy Roles, Police Chief
Kary Cox, Emergency Management
Mitch Antle, County Commissioner
Dr. Kyle Craig, Medical Expert
Dr. Gopal Chandrasekharan, Medical Expert
Angie Bidleman, Medical Expert/Hospital Administration
Mike Moore, Hospital Administration

Purpose
  • Review and make recommendations for current mitigation measures
  • Advise the City Council of additional mitigation measures throughout the course of
    this pandemic
  • Advise the City Council of the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in Washington County