At the May 27 meeting of the Kane County Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force, Kane County Treasurer Rickert requested the release of up to $5 million in CARES Act funds for the purchase and distribution of personal protective equipment to Kane County residents.
“At this time, we need to make sure our citizens at risk have the necessary supplies to safeguard against the COVID-19 virus. I pledge my full cooperation to work with our Health Department to ensure the most vulnerable in our community receive this assistance,” Rickert said.
The request shall now be submitted for approval at the June 3 meeting of the Kane County Board Executive Committee. If agreed upon, it will then advance to the full board for consideration on June 9.
If approved, Kane County Health Department Executive Director Barb Jeffers will be in charge of this program. The PPE kits would include hand sanitizer, protective masks and gloves. In addition, other COVID-19 health related items may be included, such as first aid supplies.
Under the CARES Act, the federal government has provided Kane County with $92.9 million in funds that can only be used for certain necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kane County Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force has been appointed to provide research, analysis, and recommendations to the Executive Committee of the Kane County Board related to this Act.
SOURCE: Kane County Treasurer’s Office news release