The last minute backup that will allow the St. Joseph County health department to hire more workers at his COVID-19 vaccination clinic come with a sigh of relief – and a moment of scratching.
Why has a county council member blocked a request from the health department, which comes as the state plans to increase the county’s daily vaccine allocation to 1,000 doses?
Due to council rules, a single vote by Councilor Mark Root, R-District I, was enough to prevent the request from being on Tuesday night’s council agenda. He threatened to delay funding additional workers for at least a month. This prompted Andy Kostielney, chairman of the county commissioners, to issue an executive order allowing the department to hire. more workers. County…
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