Commissioners Approve $350,000 to Pursue Securing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

At public hearing Tuesday, April 7, the Adams County Board of Commissioners approved $350K for County Manager Raymond Gonzales to pursue securing PPE for employees, short- and long-term care senior facilities, and potentially to assist frontline healthcare workers.

“During this time when there is a critical need for personal protective equipment, the board prioritized allocating funds to pursue securing these resources for our frontline employees, vulnerable senior populations, and healthcare providers,” said Board of County Commissioners Chair Emma Pinter. “The safety of our community is a priority, and we will do everything in our power to secure this equipment.”

The Adams County Foundation also contributed $100,000 to this effort, to purchase equipment specifically for our most vulnerable population – our seniors. The county hopes to secure a large quantity of equipment to meet the needs across multiple impacted areas.

“It has been challenging to secure equipment, but the collective effort between the county and our community partners will help ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and those in our most vulnerable populations,” said Gonzales. “This important decision by the Board allows us to aggressively pursue personal protective equipment as quickly as possible.”

The county is actively pursuing equipment and will continue to work with employees and community partners as needed to provide critical equipment as it is secured.  

For additional COVID-19 related resources, visit the county’s new response & recovery website.