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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Caddo Commission approves additional funding for COVID-19 testing and business preparedness

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CADDO COMMISSION APPROVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COVID-19 TESTING AND BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS

Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission has committed nearly $300,000 in additional funding to combat COVID-19 in Caddo Parish.

The Commission voted to provide an additional $272,000 in funding for continued mobile COVID-19 testing across the Parish and preparedness kits for local businesses.

“The Commission is dedicated to ensuring the public safety for all of our citizens as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis,” said Caddo Commission President Mario Chavez. “Looking out for our citizens as well as for our local businesses that continue to remain open and serve during this time is critical to our Parish. We are thankful for the services they provide, and are committed to keeping them prepared and safe,” said Chavez.

The ordinance directs $200,000 for support of continued mobile drive-up COVID-19 testing events throughout the Parish and $18,000 for additional PPE/testing supplies.  The remaining $54,000 will be used to provide COVID-19 preparedness kits to local businesses that will include supplies such as non-contact thermometers, face shields, hand sanitizer and plexiglass partitions for register areas.  The Parish will request reimbursement for these expenses through the CARES Act.

More information will be provided on how businesses can receive the COVID-19 kits.

The $272,000 allocation was approved at the Parish’s regular session meeting on August 20.

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