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File #: 20-1275    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/22/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/29/2020 Final action: 9/29/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board: 1) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute a funding and reimbursement agreement with the El Dorado County Community Health Center, subject to review by County Counsel, in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for the reimbursement of the purchase of rapid testing equipment and supplies, utilizing COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Program grant funding; and 2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute funding and reimbursement agreements with outside agencies and healthcare partners for the disbursement of COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Program grant funding, subject to review by County Counsel and funding availability. FUNDING: COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Program Supplemental Funding.
Related files: 20-1013
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Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board:
1) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute a funding and reimbursement agreement with the El Dorado County Community Health Center, subject to review by County Counsel, in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for the reimbursement of the purchase of rapid testing equipment and supplies, utilizing COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Program grant funding; and
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute funding and reimbursement agreements with outside agencies and healthcare partners for the disbursement of COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Program grant funding, subject to review by County Counsel and funding availability.

FUNDING: COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Program Supplemental Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Division has received a supplemental award of Hospital Preparedness Program grant funding in the amount of $131,652 to support the preparedness and response activities of hospitals, health systems, and health care workers, including the identification and assessment of COVID-19 patients.

The Division is recommending to allocate funding to the El Dorado County Community Health Center for the purchase of COVID-19 rapid test systems and supplies to conduct COVID-19 testing, receive rapid and reliable results and distinguish between COVID-19 illness from other respiratory illnesses that typically occur each fall/winter (e.g. flu, strep, etc.). The COVID-19 rapid test systems will benefit the community and health partners, including Community Health Center patients, Public Health, schools, etc.

On August 4, 2020 (Legistar #20-1013), the Board authorized the Chief Administrative Officer to execute funding agreements with outside agencies for the disbursement of CARES Act funding. A standard CARES Act funding agreement has been approved by County Counsel and is in curr...

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