At Tuesday morning’s County Commissioner’s meeting, Dr. Karen Chapman, Director of the Health Department in Okaloosa County, made a formal request from the county for $2.2 million in CARES Act funding.
This money, according to the Department of Health, which is a separate entity from Okaloosa County, will go toward fighting COVID-19.
According to documents, the budget request will fund:
- 20 call center staff
- 2 call center team leads
- 2 IT support staff
- 22 Registered Nurses
- 6 health educators
- 10 contact tracers
- 7 data clerks
The board approved the $2,205,389.00 which will run through December 31, 2020.