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July Board Minutes



Minutes Via Zoom Meeting

July 27, 2020

Those in attendance:

Members:       T. Dawdy                                Others:           S. Eifert, Administrator

                        W. Ahern                                                        S. Hediger, Administrative Assistant

                        A. Oestreich                                                    M. Zeeb, Director of Finance

                        W. Pourchot                                                    S. Stilt, Greenville Advocate 

                        M. Bleyer                                                       

                        M. McCullough                                                          

                        J. Kirkham

                        T. Hall

                        D. Lippert

Members Absent:

                        K. Plage         
                        R. Nehrt
T. Dawdy called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m.

T. Dawdy asked for a motion to accept the minutes with corrections.  W. Pourchot moved to accept the June 22, 2020 minutes with corrections.  W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

 Administrator’s Report/Financial Report

S. Eifert stated the physical therapist continues to meet regularly with Brian and the fees are continuing to drop.  S. Eifert stated he hasn’t been able to contact Hugh at Montgomery County, so there is no confirmation regarding the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.  There is a metrics that 11 regions are following to see if we would have to move back into phase 3.  We are currently at 7.3% and rising.  Our region will automatically move to the first tier of mitigation steps following three consecutive days of 8% or higher.  S. Eifert stated the month of June ended with a surplus in all three funds combined of $58 ,452.77.  This had a lot to do with the Hospice fund.  The cash balance at the end of June was $669,243.69. S. Eifert stated we received our first 25% payment from the contact tracing grant.  We are also eligible for funding through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity called the Local Cure Program in the amount of $76,353.  This will allow us to submit for reimbursement for any expense we incur due to COVID-19.  CARF was here virtually for two days.  We had 2 administrative and 11 clinical findings, which was much better than last year.  They indicated they are hopeful it will be a three-year accreditation.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the administrator report as submitted.  J. Kirkham moved to accept the administrator report as submitted.  D. Lippert seconded the motion which passed unanimously.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the financial report as submitted.  M. Bleyer moved to accept the financial report as submitted.  W, Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Old Business

Covid-19 Update

S. Eifert stated as of today Bond County has 40 positive cases.  The current status is 20 recovered, 2 deceased, 3 hospitalized, and 15 quarantined.  There has been a total of 2065 tested, with 2025 negative.  The ages of those tested positive are 15-92.  We are planning on becoming a testing site at the Health Department and would like to be up and running by mid to late August.  S. Eifert stated there will be free on-site COVID-19 testing at the fairgrounds on July 28 and July 29 from 8:00AM-4:00PM.

New Business

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Grant Expenditures

S. Eifert stated the $817,000 Contact Tracing Grant and the expenditures have been approved by the state.  S. Eifert stated he is currently interviewing for contact tracing and looking at renting space on the Greenville College campus for the office.  We may set up in the conference room and allow them to start training in there.  Our nurses have been doing contact tracing all along.  S. Eifert gave a brief overview of the objectives and expenses within the grant.  W. Ahern made a motion to authorize Sean to move forward on the purchase of vehicles and other items included in the grant up to $204,000.  M. McCullough seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the board of health meeting is scheduled for August 24 at 6:30 p.m.


At 7:54 p.m. W. Pourchot made a motion to adjourn the meeting. A. Oestreich seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

T. Hall, DO


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