The Tri-County Health Department is set to lose a second member next year, with Adams County on Tuesday announcing that it will vote on a resolution next week declaring its intention to depart a health agency that until last month served 1.5 million people across a broad sweep of the metro area.
The news follows the decision in September by Douglas County to break away from Tri-County over disagreements it had with the agency about COVID-19 public health orders and restrictions, like mask mandates in schools.
The announcement likely means the end of the Tri-County Health Department, at least under that name. The agency has been in existence since 1948.
“Douglas County’s decisions left us no choice but to reevaluate the future of public health services in Adams County,” Adams…
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