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File #: 1995-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with The Ohio State University to provide COVID-19 contract tracing services to OSU campus in the amount of $204,696.00; to authorize the expenditure of $204,696.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($204,696.00)
Attachments: 1. Signed Mayor's Letter
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this ordinance is authorize the Board of Health to enter into contract with The Ohio State University College of Public Health for COVID-19 contact tracing services on the OSU campus from August 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 for a total contract amount of $204,696.00.

The City of Columbus, Columbus Public Health (CPH) 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 increase contact tracing services for the OSU campus for COVID-19 to prevent further spread of coronavirus disease.
Due to the immediate need to provide contact tracing services to the OSU campus, CPH requested an emergency waiver of the provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329 from the Director of the Division of Finance and Management following the procedures set forth under the Mayor’s Executive Order 2020-01 “Declaration of State of Emergency.” That waiver was approved and PO239313 was established with The Ohio State University College of Public Health with the provision that this ordinance would be drafted for City Council approval.
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 and the Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Contact Tracing grant, in the amount of $204,696.00.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with The Ohio State University to provide COVID-19 contract tracing services to OSU campus in the amount of $204,696.00; to authorize the expenditure of $204,696.00 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($204,696.00)

Body

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a need to provide contact tracing services on OSU campus to inform and promote healthy lifestyles to preven...

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