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File #: 5339    Version: Name: CARES Act funds for non-profit hospital, nursing home and community health center workers
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/14/2020 In control: Budget Committee
On agenda: 5/18/2020 Final action: 6/1/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE recognizing the service and sacrifice of non-profit hospital workers, nursing home workers, and community health center workers who protect the residents of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and expressing our gratitude to these healthcare workers for their professional and courageous efforts during this crisis and making available previously procured personal protective equipment for the benefit of these workers.
Sponsors: Ronald E. Finley
Indexes: CARES ACT FUND, COVID-19
Attachments: 1. 5339adopt.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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AN ORDINANCE recognizing the service and sacrifice of non-profit hospital workers, nursing home workers, and community health center workers who protect the residents of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and expressing our gratitude to these healthcare workers for their professional and courageous efforts during this crisis and making available previously procured personal protective equipment for the benefit of these workers.

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ORDINANCE NO. 5339, May 18, 2020

INTRODUCED BY Ronald E. Finley, County Legislator


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WHEREAS, as the COVID-19 virus spread throughout the United States, officials in Missouri, Kansas City, and Jackson County came together to formulate a plan to battle this disease and protect our residents; and,

WHEREAS, throughout this ordeal, our residents have stayed home to slow the spread of the disease while our non-profit hospital workers, nursing home workers, and community health center workers have remained on the front lines, putting themselves in harm's way for our benefit and protection; and,

WHEREAS, these brave non-profit hospital workers, nursing home workers, and community health center workers deserve recognition and support while they are exposed each day to the dangers of this deadly disease and in turn put their own families at risk because of their increased exposure; and,

WHEREAS, so far the County has purchased of approximately 30,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for some emergency workers, but more is needed; and,

WHEREAS, by Ordinance 5335, dated May 11, 2020, the Legislature appropriated $1,000,000.00 to be used to procure and provide PPE for front-line first responder fire fighters and police officers working in the in Kansas City, Missouri, Police and Fire Departments, as well as the first responder police and fire fighters working throughout Eastern Jackson County in the communities of Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Sp...

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