York, PA – (August 19, 2020) – At their Aug. 19 public meeting, the York County Commissioners allocated additional CARES Act funding to support the community’s recovery to the COVID crisis.
- $410,000 to Health Care Services, which will be distributed in $10,000 increments to 41 residential nursing, assisted living and independent living facilities. These funds will assist in purchasing or reimbursing for supplies to prepare and protect employees and residents.
- $3 Million to County Municipalities for COVID related costs. These funds will aid in purchasing supplies and equipment necessary to respond to pandemic concerns.
- $4.6 Million to County Government for COVID related costs including PPE, supplies, equipment and reimbursement of expenses including wages incurred due to the pandemic.
Today’s announcement follows previous allocations for small businesses and nonprofits, tourism and hospitality industry, cultural arts, and organizations providing a specific service to assist workforce development or front‐line basic needs and support services related to COVID‐19.
The Commissioners also shared the plans to continue with a feasibility study for a Countywide Health Department, as well as the evaluation of a countywide broadband infrastructure. Both were pressing concerns identified in the YoCo Strong Recovery Task Force, which has largely led the Commissioners plans for CARES Act fund disbursement.
“These allocations are reaching the vital, front‐line agencies and facilities of the county and municipalities that did not stop working tirelessly during the onset of the COVID‐19 pandemic,” said
York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners. “Keeping our citizens safe, and keeping them top of mind is what these agencies and facilities are dedicated to doing. During this pandemic, never once did they cease to continue their work. We know our municipalities, dedicated to keeping their own neighbors and families safe, also need this financial support to maintain the level of work in the County.”
The Commissioners welcome input at their regular public meetings, held at 10 a.m. on the first, third and, when applicable, fifth Wednesdays of the month. Meetings are also streamed on Facebook.