Winnebago County Board extends disaster declaration, reveals PPE spending

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) ─ Winnebago County Board members approve an extension of the county’s disaster declaration.

It is a 45 day extension. It is the second extension board members have approved.

The resolution allows the county to receive federal and state disaster relief aid.

It also makes it easier for the county to buy equipment to battle the coronavirus.

Winnebago County has already spent big money on personal protective equipment. So far, nearly $573,000 have been spent on PPE. That includes $257,000 worth of gowns and nearly $200,000 in masks.

The gear is being spread among long term care facilities, first responders, testing sites, and other county groups that are publicly funded.

You can find a full break down of the spending below.

PPE Purchases & ServicesPPE Spend                  As of 4/23/20 PPE Purchased Weekly PPE Requests * (94% reporting)
 Gloves $           16,500.00         170,000          106,300
Gowns$         257,000.00           89,000              4,600
Face Shields$           60,900.00           13,000              1,000
Procedure Masks $         108,200.00         166,000            17,960
N95 Masks$           90,300.00           37,900              3,100
Touchless Thermometers$             4,000.00
 Protective Glasses$             9,500.00
Hair Nets$                478.00
Hand & Surface Sanitizer$             2,500.00
Bio Hazard Bags$             5,000.00
Test Kits$             7,150.00
Sign Language Services$             1,300.00
 Miscellaneous (signage, tent & chairs rental, food, locksmith & electrical services, EOC office supplies)$             9,850.00
TOTAL$    572,678.00 
*Amounts represents all entities  requesting PPE supplies.  The EOC supports First Responders, long term care facilities, congregate living facilities, and other publicly-funded, mission-critical partners within the County.
Chart provided by Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney

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