"When somebody who’s using casually, or even heavily, ends up with a problem… they stop using," Dr. Brian Iutzi said. "They put it down. They don’t pick it back up. The problem with addiction is, there’s a certain percentage of people out there that are unable to put it down, even if it’s killing them."
Beginning Sunday, Aug. 1, the city of Cordova will require all its employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to be tested weekly for the virus.
At a Wednesday, May 19 meeting, Cordova City Council voted unanimously to repeal most local COVID-19 rules, including a rule requiring the wearing of face coverings.
As the production of disinfectant wipes has increased, so has the number of wipes clogging up Cordova’s sewer system.
“We’re moving forward toward that day when we’re going to say, ‘No more masks,’” City Manager Helen Howarth said.
"My view of this whole thing is that it is turning into a witch hunt directed at the police department by a few individuals," wrote Mike Hicks, former Cordova police chief and current Cordova fire chief. “This needs to end now. It will destroy your police department."
Cordova’s Unified Command may recommend a reduction in coronavirus-related restrictions in June. However, the city hopes to attain a 70% COVID-19 vaccination rate for eligible recipients before reducing mandates.
The Department of Public Works hopes to turn a temporary solution into a permanent safeguard against water shortages.
Cordova City Council narrowly voted to remove from its agenda a memo suggesting that all city departments be periodically evaluated. The memo reported public concern with the Cordova Police Department's alleged non-compliance with council mandates, and with on-duty officers allegedly “singling out individuals and harassing them,” among other issues.
City council, school board and hospital board incumbents all kept their seats in the vigorously contested Tuesday, March 2 Cordova General Election.