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Adams County to build new facility for PPE surplus

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There's a plan in place to relocate the personal protective equipment surplus in Adams County.

Officials said this will allow them to store it all in once place, which will make it easier to store and distribute the equipment.

At Monday's night meeting, the Adams County board finalized plans to build a new building here next to the highway department. The building will holds things like masks, gowns and other equipment used to fight the pandemic.

Adams County Board Chairman Kent Snider said the new building will be funded by COVID-19 funds that the county has received. He said this will allow them to store a surplus of PPE in a building and free up space for valuable county resources.

"We don't have any place to put it," Snider said. "We've been moving equipment out of our present buildings and leaving our ambulances and so fourth sitting outside. So we need to add onto the building so we can store the stuff that we have and put our equipment back inside."

Snider said the cost and timeline of the project is still unclear, but it will all be covered by COVID-19 money.

Officials say the building will be 30 feet by 150 feet and be used specifically for PPE.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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