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File #: 21-0161    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/22/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer increasing Fixed Assets by $7,500 and decreasing Services and Supplies commensurately; and 2) Approve the addition of one (1) freezer to the FY 2020-21 Fixed Asset list. FUNDING: California Department of Public Health COVID-19 supplemental grant funding.
Attachments: 1. A - BT1-12-012521-JA-FREEZER, 2. Executed Budget Transfer 20-0161
Related files: 20-0493
Title
Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer increasing Fixed Assets by $7,500 and decreasing Services and Supplies commensurately; and
2) Approve the addition of one (1) freezer to the FY 2020-21 Fixed Asset list.

FUNDING: California Department of Public Health COVID-19 supplemental grant funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Division has received a supplemental funding allocation from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in the amount of $458,000 to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. To date, approximately half of the funding has been spent on staffing, vaccination clinics, isolation space rental and other needs identified by Public Health and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), related to the pandemic. The funding is available through March, 2022. Emergency Preparedness staff, in coordination with the EOC, have determined that in order to prepare for an influx of vaccine supply and to expand the current storage and distribution capacity, the purchase of an ultra-low temperature freezer will be needed to for the County's COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The purchase will also prepare the County for any future vaccination efforts that are dependent on ultra-low temperature storage.

It is anticipated the this freezer will be delivered approximately two weeks after Board approval.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could direct staff to develop a vaccination plan that is not dependent on the additional freezer.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
05-12-20 - Legistar #20-0493 - The Board accepted the CDPH supplemental funding.

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
N/A

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
This recommendation is funded solely by federal funds dedicated specifically to COVID-19 response.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
Obtain Chair's signature on budget...

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