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File #: 5340    Version: Name: CARES Act fund for the JaCo Health Dept.
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/14/2020 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 5/18/2020 Final action: 5/18/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE appropriating $1,500,000.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2020 CARES Act Fund to allow the Jackson County Health Department to hire personnel, lease office space, and acquire equipment necessary for contact tracing and investigation in connection with the fight against the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: Theresa Cass Galvin
Indexes: CARES ACT FUND, COVID-19, HIRE PERSONNEL, LEASE FOR OFFICE SPACE
Attachments: 1. 5340bu.pdf, 2. 5340adopted.pdf
Related files: 5326, 5369, 5491
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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AN ORDINANCE appropriating $1,500,000.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2020 CARES Act Fund to allow the Jackson County Health Department to hire personnel, lease office space, and acquire equipment necessary for contact tracing and investigation in connection with the fight against the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.


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ORDINANCE NO. 5340, May 18, 2020

INTRODUCED BY Theresa Cass Galvin, County Legislator


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WHEREAS, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, and County Executive Frank White, Jr., have all declared, in one form or another, the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic to be a public health emergency; and,

WHEREAS, on March 22, 2020, the County Executive issued an order closing all non-essential businesses in Jackson County, outside the City of Kansas City, which has been extended until May 15, 2020; and,

WHEREAS, the County, through its various efforts, plays a significant role in the public health of its citizens; and,

WHEREAS, an appropriate response by the County to this emergency will require significant expenditures from the County CARES Act Fund, which consists of monies provided by the U.S. Treasury for this purpose; and,

WHEREAS, with the funding provided by this appropriation, the Jackson County Health Department will hire up to fifty-two persons to conduct contact tracing and investigations until December 30, 2020; and,

WHEREAS, the attached Exhibit A outlines the Health Department's preliminary budget for this program, including additional equipment, software, and office rental costs necessary for the work of investigative staff; and,

WHEREAS, any shortfall in budgeted funds may be partially made up for by the Health Department via use of remaining funds previously appropriated pursuant to Ordinance 5326, dated April 6, 2020; now therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the fo...

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