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File #: 1994-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Ohio State University Hospitals to expand and increase COVID-19 testing in the amount of $883,355.60; to authorize the expenditure of $883,355.60 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($883,355.60)
Attachments: 1. Signed Mayor's Letter
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this ordinance is authorize the Board of Health to enter into contract with Ohio State University Hospitals for COVID-19 testing services conducted on the Columbus Public Health Front Loop and other assigned areas from June 9, 2020 through December 30, 2020 for a total contract amount of $883,355.60.

The City of Columbus, Columbus Public Health received funding from the 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 and expand testing services for COVID- 19 at the Columbus Public Health front loop and other assigned areas to prevent further spread of coronavirus disease.
Due to the immediate need to increase testing services for COVID-19, 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 PO239304 was established with Ohio State University Hospitals 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 in the amount of $883,355.60.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Ohio State University Hospitals to expand and increase COVID-19 testing in the amount of $883,355.60; to authorize the expenditure of $883,355.60 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($883,355.60)

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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a need to expand and increase COVID-19 testing to inform and promote healthy lifestyles to prevent the further spread of coronavirus disease; a...

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