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File #: 1671-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into contract with Emocha Mobile Health for additional COVID-19 contact tracing services in the amount of $533,800.00; to authorize the expenditure of $533,800.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($533,800.00)
Attachments: 1. Emocha template
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Board of Health to enter into contract with Emocha Mobile Health for additional COVID-19 contact tracing services from July 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 for a total contract amount of $533,800.00.

The City of Columbus, Columbus Public Health received funding from United States Department of Treasury through the CARES Act to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. CPH is using a portion of this funding to expand COVID-19 contact tracing services to prevent further spread of coronavirus disease.
Due to the immediate nature of the need for contact tracing services, CPH is requesting the waiver of the provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329 from the Director of the Division of Finance and Management following procedures set forth under the Mayor’s Executive Order 2020-01 “Declaration of State of Emergency”.
Emergency action is requested to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible to bolster the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FISCAL IMPACT: This contract is funded by CARES Act fund 2207 in the amount of $533,800.00.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into contract with Emocha Mobile Health for additional COVID-19 contact tracing services in the amount of $533,800.00; to authorize the expenditure of $533,800.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($533,800.00)

Body

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a need for additional COVID-19 contact tracing services to prevent the further spread of coronavirus disease; and

WHEREAS, expenditures of CARES Act funding to provide additional contact tracing services is necessary to prevent the further spread of disease caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, such expenditure of funds has not been previously accounted for in the 2020 budget; and

WHEREAS, the contract period is July 1, 2020 through December...

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