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The Longmont City Council will hold an emergency 3 p.m. work session Wednesday to get updates on the local impacts and city responses to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Items to be discussed, according to the posted agenda — tinyurl.com/vx5klgyn — include orders issued by various levels of government, medical capacity for handling the disease, a business-assistance update, an individual-assistance update, work on homelessness, rental and mortgage housing assistance, “what this means for Longmont” and “local needs.”

However, there were no written staff reports for any of those items attached to the publicly posted agenda.

City spokesman Rigo Leal said in a telephone interview that City Manager Harold Dominguez said no agenda-related reports have been written because “things are changing hourly” and a report could be obsolete by the time the meeting convenes.

City staff said in a Monday night news release that it will host the meeting virtually via a WebEx videoconferencing system so that council members can be briefed remotely by the city manager and other staff on issues facing the city, Boulder County and the region, without being physically present in the same room.

Staff said that will honor Boulder County Public Health’s physical distancing recommendations for meetings.

Longmont city government facilities are closed, but people can watch the emergency work session by following the City Council meeting live from a computer or mobile device on the City of Longmont’s YouTube Channel at youtube.com/user/cityoflongmont/live, via the Longmont Public Media Channel at longmontpublicmedia.org/watch, and Comcast Cable TV Channel 8.

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