Gordonville, Alabama – The Town of Gordonville was awarded $38,123.33 in funding by Governor Kay Ivey and the State of Alabama for payment assistance of costs incurred in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding was part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act) authorization that included $1.8 billion for Alabama.
“These funds have allowed us an opportunity to build a solid foundation for the long-term safety of our community,” stated Mayor Orbuty Ozier. “The funding will not meet all of our needs, but this is a good start. Our goal is to work with local leaders to incorporate safety measures, to implement a strategic preparedness plan, and to secure PPE supplies. We care about the safety of all of our citizens. Let’s keep wearing our masks, practice social distancing, and sanitize our hands. Let’s help ourselves to help others. Let’s fight COVID-19 together. ”
Current research has shown that rural areas in Alabama have some of the highest rates of COVID-19. These areas already lack, in many instances, local access to extensive healthcare. In addition, many citizens do not always receive timely updates nor are they able to acquire all of the resources necessary to fight the pandemic in their own homes.
“The availability of this funding could not have come soon enough,” says William Scott, senior consultant with Tristatz. “We were happy to work with many of our municipalities and counties to develop their COVID-19 Strategic Plans. We also worked with leaders to secure and use funds prior to the deadline of December 30th. The funds were used to purchase PPE supplies, workplace safety items, telework technology, cleaning and sanitation products, and medical supplies.”
Additional information on this funding award may be obtained by contacting the Office of Mayor Orbuty Ozier at 334-563-7730, or William Scott at 334-350-5035 ext. 700 or [email protected].
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