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File #: 2021-0572   
Type: Regular Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/18/2021 In control: Health Services
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: COVID-19 Emergency Response Strategy Update
Department or Agency Name(s): Health Services
Attachments: 1. Summary Report, 2. Presentation - COVID-19 Update - 6-8-2021
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To: County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): Department of Health Services

Staff Name and Phone Number: Andrea Dos Santos, 565-6624

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Countywide

 

Title:

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COVID-19 Emergency Response Strategy Update

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Receive a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

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Executive Summary:

This item provides the Board with an update of the Department’s COVID-19 response efforts and enhanced COVID-19 strategies and vaccination coordination. A COVID-19 Update PowerPoint will be presented to the Board.

 

Discussion:

This item provides the Board with an update of the Department’s COVID-19 response efforts and enhanced COVID-19 strategies and vaccination coordination. A COVID-19 Update PowerPoint will be presented to the Board.

 

Prior Board Actions:

On May 25, 2021 the Board A) received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination, B) approved the Environmental Health COVID pandemic offset to permit fees and administration costs, totaling $2,780,969 for fiscal year 2020-2021, C) adopted a resolution amending the fiscal year 2020-2021 Department of Health Services and County Administrator’s budget in the amount of $2,780,969; financed from the county’s General Fund Infrastructure Sinking balance, and D) adopted a resolution implementing local aid strategies to provide additional financial relief to local restaurants, body art, and recreational health establishments that suffered financial hardship during the pandemic.

On May 11, 2021 the Board received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

On April 20, 2021 the Board received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

On April 6, 2021 the Board A) received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination and B) adopted a personnel resolution amending the County Administrator’s allocation list to extend the term of 2.0 full-time equivalent time-limited positions through December 31, 2021, and the Department of Health Services allocation list to extend the term of 3.0 full-time equivalent time-limited positions through June 30, 2022, and convert a 1.0 full-time equivalent time-limited position to a permanent position, as detailed in the attached resolution.

On March 16, 2021 the Board received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

On March 2, 2021 the Board received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

On February 23, 2021 the Board received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

On February 2, 2021 the Board A) authorized the Director of Health Services, or designee, to execute the COVID-19 Vaccination Response Plan hereby described, to execute contracts and to obtain necessary resources, services, supplies, equipment, and such other properties to be lacking or needed for the protection of life and property, and to bind the county for the fair value thereof not to exceed the cumulative appropriations already authorized by the Board for COVID-19 Response activities from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; B) authorized the Director of Health Services and County Administrator’s Office to work with the Human Resources Department to hire extra-help personnel, temporary agency personnel, independent contractors, and/or other appropriate options to expeditiously hire needed staff to effectively continue the emergency pandemic response, for the Vaccination Unit of the temporary COVID-19 Section in the Public Health Division and associated departments; and C) received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

On January 5, 2021 the Board received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts and vaccination coordination.

On January 5, 2021 the Board A) received a report on H.R. 133 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and the current protections provided with the Federal, State, local Eviction and Sick Leave policies; B) authorized the Director of Health Services, or designee to execute the continued COVID-19 Response Plan hereby described, to execute agreements, and to obtain necessary resources, services, supplies, equipment, and such other properties to be lacking or needed for the protection of life and property, and to bind the county for the fair value thereof not to exceed the cumulative appropriations authorized including those in this item.; C) directed staff to return with additional budgetary adjustments necessary to expand Department of Health COVID-19 Response Plan through 6/30/2021, which may include up $5 million from county discretionary resources; D) provided direction to staff regarding the Local Aid Strategies and direct staff to return to the Board for further action, or, alternatively authorize additional appropriations to support Local Aid strategies and authorize the Director of Health Services, Community Development Commission, Department of Emergency Management, Office of Equity, County Counsel, and/or Economic Development Board, or designee, to execute the Local Aid Strategies approved by the Board, to execute agreements, disperse funding, and to obtain necessary resources, services, supplies, equipment, and such other properties and to bind the county for the fair value thereof not to exceed the appropriations authorized.

On December 15, 2020 the Board approved the following actions: A) Authorize the Director of Health Services, or designee to execute the continued COVID-19 Response Plan hereby described, to execute agreements, and to obtain necessary resources, services, supplies, equipment, and such other properties to be lacking or needed for the protection of life and property, and to bind the county for the fair value thereof not to exceed the cumulative appropriations authorized including those in this item.; B) Authorize the Director of Health Services, Human Resources, County Counsel, Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax-Collector, and County Administrator, or designee to continue to hire extra-help personnel, temporary agency personnel, and/or independent contractors, whichever is the most expeditious method to effectively continue the emergency pandemic response, for the temporary COVID-19 Section in the Public Health Division and associated departments. Staffing costs are not to exceed the cumulative appropriations authorized including those in this item.; and C) Adopt a resolution to execute all budget appropriations increases and adjustments up to $22,666,105 (federal/state $8,608,298 and county funds $14,057,807 for the period of December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021 to continue the COVID-19 Response Plan per the Board’s direction.

On December 8, 2020 the Board received a staff update on current COVID-19 response and enhanced COVID-19 strategy efforts.

On October 20, 2020, the Board of Supervisors authorized the Director of Health Services, or designee, to execute the Enhanced COVID-19 Response Strategies and to execute agreements, and to obtain necessary resources, services, supplies, equipment, and such other properties to be lacking or needed for the protection of life and property, and to bind the county for the fair value thereof not to exceed the appropriations authorized by the Board in this item. The Board of Supervisors also approved redirecting within fiscal year 2020-2021 $4 million Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act assigned to COVID-19 response activities led by the Department of Health Services to finance the initial phase of Enhanced COVID-19 Response Strategies.

On September 1, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved the Department of Health Services COVID-19 Emergency Plan allowing for the continuation of the COVID-19 Response plan and authorizing the Director of Health Services to obtain necessary resources, services, supplies, equipment and for the temporary COVID-19 Unit to be established.

On July 27, 2020, during Budget Workshops, the Board approved a plan to allow for a sustainable COVID-19 response through June 30, 2021 to continue the County’s COVID-19 Response efforts.

 

Fiscal Summary

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Additional Appropriation Requested

 

 

 

Total Expenditures

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Use of Fund Balance

 

 

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Total Sources

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Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

There are no fiscal impacts associated with this item.

 

Staffing Impacts:

 

 

 

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Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

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Attachments:

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Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

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