DOUGLAS COUNTY IS LEAVING THE TRI-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT... ENDING A 55-YEAR PARTNERSHIP. THE DECISION BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COMES AFTER TRI-COUNTY HEALTH SAID COUNTIES COULD NOT OPT OUT OF COVID-19 REGULATIONS.
WE'RE LOOKING AT THE DECISION... WITH DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONER ABE LAYDON.
--Douglas County commissioners voted unanimously to leave the Tri-County Health Department and form the county's own health branches.
-- The county has been a part of TCHD for 55 years.
--Commissioners will vote again to decide what the next steps are Tuesday, Sept. 7