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Supervisors Meeting Cancelled This Week; Some Departments Remain ‘Operational’

MADERA — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of today’s Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting. The next regularly scheduled board meeting is currently set for April 7.

The coronavirus has impacted virtually every aspect of daily life for individuals and businesses around Madera County — and many county departments have adopted revised schedules at this time as the County along with the entire state of California operates under a “shelter-in-place” order issued last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Nevertheless, Madera County’s 311 Call Center remains fully operational as well as the MadCo Services App. (Please keep in mind that response times may be longer than usual due to the anticipated high volume of calls.)

The Ag Commissioner’s Office also remains open as it is critical to ensuring the County and the nation’s food supply.

In order to practice “social distancing,” Ag Commissioner Stevie McNeill said lobby doors may be locked in order to allow one customer at a time to enter. Some routine, random field safety inspections may be suspended, according to McNeill. However, high level work will continue, including incidents involving human pesticide exposures, crop drifts, Priority Investigations, certifications of scales and meters used in food production and distribution, monitoring of  fumigations.

Animal Services is also remaining “operational” but the Madera County Animal Shelter is closed to the public for drop-in service and has moved to appointment only. (Please call 559-675-7891 to make an appointment.)

For a complete list of the departmental changes that impact County service levels to the public, please click here.

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