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March 17, 2020

Supervisor self-quarantines because of overseas trip

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“I feel it’s the responsible thing to do since I was on a full commercial flight and traveled through busy airports,” Supervisor Rick Gerhardt says.
I came back from international travel on Saturday. As a precautionary measure, I’m trying to stay away from others.
— Supervisor Rick Gerhardt (Cedar Run District)
By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Staff Journalist
Returning from an overseas trip Saturday, the Cedar Run District supervisor self-quarantined “as a precautionary measure” because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, Rick Gerhardt will not attend the county board of supervisors’ budget hearing Thursday at the Warrenton Community Center at 430 E. Shirley Ave.

Mr. Gerhart also will not attend budget work sessions. But, he plans to livestream the 7 p.m. public hearing and work sessions and participate by phone, as state law allows.

“I came back from international travel on Saturday,” Mr. Gerhardt said in a text Tuesday. “As a precautionary measure, I’m trying to stay away from others.”

The supervisor added: “Although I have no Covid-19 symptoms and did not knowingly come in contact with others who may have had the virus, I feel it’s the responsible thing to do since I was on a full commercial flight and traveled through busy airports.”

In declaring a local state of emergency Monday night, County Administrator Paul McCulla announced that no more than 10 people, including the supervisors and staff, would be allowed to attend budget public hearing — consistent with “President Trump’s urging that citizens of the United States avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.”

That effectively prevents citizens from attending the hearing — a first in Fauquier history.

But the supervisors will conduct a “virtual public hearing” on Mr. McCulla’s proposed $357.9-million budget for fiscal 2021 that calls for a 3.6-cent real estate tax rate increase.

Citizens can view the public hearing at https://vimeo.com/event/25618 . They also can submit written questions to the supervisors at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) that will be read during the hearing.

Contact Don Del Rosso at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 540-270-0300.



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badelectronics · March 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Excellent thinking. Good job Mr. Gerhardt!
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