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File #: 60383    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE Public Health Madison Dane County Operating Budget to Increase Staff Due to the COVID-19 Health Emergency
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2020 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Enactment date: 5/27/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00393
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Amending the Public Health Madison Dane County Operating Budget to appropriate $575,000 $700,000 to Increase Staff Due to the COVID-19 Health Emergency and Add Funding to Assist Persons Who Are Required to Quarantine Due to a Positive COVID-19 Test.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. 60383 v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the Public Health operating budget to increase staff due to the COVID-19 health emergency and adds funding to assist persons who are required to quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test. The cost of adding the eight positions, including benefits is approximately $450,000 in 2020. The funding requested to assist with persons who are required to quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test is $250,000.

The resolution appropriates $250,000 for 2,140 Visa gift cards (and associated fees), cleaning and personal needs supplies donated to existing pantries, and food donated to existing pantries.

In 2020, the cost of these positions and the discretionary funds will be funded from County COVID Relief fFunding.

In 2021, and beyond, the cost of the positions will be absorbed into the City and County operating budgets. The City and County share in the costs for Public Health (net of revenues received) based on equalized value. The current split is 44.82% City and 55.18% County. The estimated annual cost of the eight positions is $771,000. The City’s annual share is approximately $345,600.

The $250,000 in discretionary funds are a one-time appropriation based on the availability of CARES act funding.
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SUBSTITUTE - Amending the Public Health Madison Dane County Operating Budget to appropriate $575,000 $700,000 to Increase Staff Due to the COVID-19 Health Emergency and Add Funding to Assist Persons Who Are Required to Quarantine Due to a Positive COVID-19 Test.

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Public Health of Madison and Dane County is on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort requires additional staff. The department has also identified a need for discretionary funding of $250,000 to assist with persons who are required to quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test. Funding for the additional staff and quarantine funds for fiscal year 2020 will be provided from the COVID Relief funds received by Dane Co...

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