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File #: 20-204    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/11/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/26/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Town Citizens PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to discuss the Town's capacity to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to citizens.
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Consideration of Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Town Citizens
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to discuss the Town's capacity to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to citizens.
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DEPARTMENT: Police, Fire, Town Manager, and Housing and Community Services Departments

CONTACT INFORMATION: Walter Horton, Police Chief, whorton@townofcarrboro.org; David Schmidt, Fire Chief dschmidt@townofcarrboro.org; David Andrews, Town Manager, dandrews@townofcarrboro.org; Rebecca Buzzard, Housing & Community Services Director, rbuzzard@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: In a continuing effort to promote wellness and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Carrboro Town Council indicated that they would like to consider providing PPE to town citizens. Staff is working on acquiring and distributing some combination of face coverings and hand sanitizers, depending on availability.

Currently, PPE is a high priority item and is difficult to source in mass quantities. The Police Department, Fire Department, and Economic Development Office have reached out to local agencies and vendors to determine the feasibility of acquiring masks.

Thus far, 5,000 adult masks and 1,000 children's masks have been requested from a community group called the Face Mask Warriors. This group has begun filling that request and a Police Officer will pick them up from a no contact bin when enough have been assembled and accumulated. This is a volunteer effort and it will take time for the masks to become available. Through this organization, the Police Station is now also listed as a donation location for the group. Sports Endeavors is also donating an additional 1,000 masks, in batches of 250, when they are made. Additionally, through a new initiative entitled Masks for Mayors, the United States Conference of Mayors has provided non-medical grade masks or cloth face covers, at no cost to the Town.

With guidance from the Emergency Operations Center...

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