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By Jamie Stewart
The Shafter Press 

City receives almost $100K to enhance virus prevention


Last updated 12/25/2020 at 12:43pm | View PDF

The city has received over $96,000 in Community Block Development grant funds from the Kern County Board of Supervisors to use toward covid-19 public service and facilities improvements.

The project consists of personal protective equipment, sanitizing equipment, public outreach, and other measurements to provide prevention from the covid-19 virus for frontline Public Works employees and the community at large.

Covid-19 response activities include new office and warehouse air filtration systems, portable toilets and hand washing stations, park and public outreach signs, PPEs including gloves, face shields, protective masks, office and warehouse restroom upgrades and sanitizing stations. In addition, the city has proposed to include portable disinfection systems with chemicals, driver barrier protection and sanitizing dispenser for its public transit vans.

The city’s Public Works corporation yard will be used as the storage and staging area for all equipment purchased. Many of the enhancements will be installed for the direct benefit of city employees and crews that work at the corporation yard. Any portable or mobile equipment previously listed will be used by crews at a job site in the field to have immediate access to sanitizing equipment without having to leave the site.


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