Kane County Distributes Thousands of COVID PPE Supplies to Health Facilities and Schools
The Kane County Department of Health, along with partners from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Kane County Emergency Management Office and the Medical Reserve Corps hosted a mass distribution event for medical equipment. personal protection on August 27 at the Kane County facility in St. Charles.
The health department and its partners have distributed thousands of medical masks, gloves, protective eyewear and face shields to more than 70 health facilities and several school districts in Kane County. The ministry has also provided PPE to many social service agencies.
“We are excited to offer more mitigation tools to our community partners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Kathy Fosser, Acting Executive Director of the Kane County Department of Health.
“The Sheriff’s Office and the Kane County Emergency Management Office are pleased to support the Department of Health in the ongoing fight against COVID-19,” said Sean Madison, director of the Emergency Management Office of the Kane County.
This is the latest of multiple distributions organized by Kane County. Staff surveyed all health facilities, collective care facilities, and school districts to determine needs, then allocated supplies for each facility.
Kane County is the warehouse for the county’s allocation of PPE supplies from the State of Illinois under the Strategic National Stockpile program.
For more information and current updates on COVID-19, visit KaneHealth.com or call the Health Department at (630) 208-3801.