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For Immediate Release
November 12, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

This Week in Sedgwick County - November 12

Board of County Commissioners

  • Commissioners approved the installation of bipolar ionization machines in 22 County facilities; the project cost is estimated to be $823,900.
  • A request from the Health Department for 52 additional staff including disease investigators and medical triage line specialists was approved.
  • In total, Sedgwick County has spent roughly $43.5 million related to COVID-19.
    • So far, the County has spent $36.6 million from the CARES Act; this is $600,000 million more than last week. Expenses included personnel costs, security services, and cleaning services.
    • So far, 536 safe operating grants have been allocated to the community totaling $2.6 million.
    • Today, Commissioners approved $3.5 million from the public health and social service non-profit awards to Ascension Via Christi and Rock Regional Hospital.
      • So far a total of $17.2 million has been allocated to these local non-profits.
  • An update on testing was provided to BOCC. Testing has increased and the Health Department continues to use various labs to complete the tests.

 

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View the meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTaVtYMUB44 

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