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File #: 2123-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/27/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into contracts with Giant Eagle, DBA the Tamarkin Company, in the amount of $1,034,389.85 to provide vaccine incentives; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to transfer $434,676.00 within the Columbus Public Health Department’s grant fund for response initiatives; to authorize the expenditure of $599,782.95 from the Recovery Fund 2209 and $434,606.90 from Health Grant fund 2251; and to declare an emergency. ($1,034,389.85)
Attachments: 1. 2123.2021

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the transfer of $434,676,000.00 within the Columbus Public Health grant fund 2251 to the appropriate funding main accounts and object classes for 2021 COVID-19 response initiatives. In addition, this legislation will authorize the prior transfer of $1,355,000 within the American Rescue Plan fund for these same COVID-19 response initiatives as well as future initiatives.

This ordinance will authorize the expenditure of $1,034,389.85 as a result of PO280658, PO283406, and PO285541 each created and approved as a result of (3) separate mayor’s letter of emergency to proceed.
Mayor’s emergency letters are attached and dated:
July 12, 2021
July 27, 2021
August 10, 2021

This ordinance will authorize the Board of Health to enter into contracts with Giant Eagle in the amount of $1,034,389.85 as a result of Mayor’s emergency letters noted for the purpose of obtaining gift cards, which will be provided to the community as an incentive to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.

Columbus Public Health is currently implementing a community vaccine outreach and incentive program to promote adoption of such vaccines in our neighborhoods. These vaccines are needed to mitigate the spread of the pandemic and thus far community response has been overwhelming and has been extended for an additional six week period. The strength of the community adoption has exceeded expectations and as such additional funds are needed in order to ensure that this program can continue without interruption.

Emergency Designation: This legislation is to be declared an emergency measure to ensure the continuation of COVID-19 response efforts while immediately providing funding in the correct auditing main accounts.

FISCAL IMPACT: Authorizing the transfer of appropriation within fund 2251 and transfer and appropriation within fund 2209. Funding for this initiative is available within these two sources.

To authorize the Board of Health to ente...

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