Department of Health gets $2.2 million from Okaloosa County to help with COVID-19

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.

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