The Dakota County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to end the county’s local state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic in a special meeting Tuesday, July 13. The termination of the local state of emergency will not affect any continuing efforts related to the pandemic but will result in the Citizen Advisory Committees having to return to normal meeting requirements.

A closed session was also planned for the meeting to discuss the legal strategy for casting a ballot in the Purdue Pharma and Mallinckrodt bankruptcies along with the on-going National Prescription opiate litigation. However, the board decided not to go into closed session to review the confidential material and instead, after a brief general discussion, ended the special session. 

The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20, at 9 a.m.

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