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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2020
Kate Flavin


This Week in Sedgwick County

Board of County Commissioners

  • Discussion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, County Manager Tom Stolz
    • Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH, Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine spoke about the types of COVID-19 tests.
      • Types include: viral, antigen, and antibody tests.
      • She explained the differences between each test.
    • Dr. Ablah discussed her preliminary evaluation of two different proposals for CARES funding for testing-related projects.  She indicated that additional information was needed, and that she will work with staff to acquire that information and complete her evaluation.
    • Lindsay Poe Rousseau, CFO updated the Commissioners on CARES funding.
      • Commissioners voted to table the CARES spending plan related to assistance to bars/nightclubs due to the closure order, with a CARES-funded business support program proposal to come before the Commission on August 12
      • Commissioners voted to allocate a flat rate per student + $100,000 for the 10 school districts headquartered in Sedgwick County and private accredited K-12 schools

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For questions, contact Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370.