Commissioners plan to stockpile PPE
15 Oct 2020
The Butler County commissioners are planning to find or possibly build a location to stockpile personal protective equiment and other supplies to weather the coronavirus pandemic long-term.
Commissioner Don Dixon said during a budget hearing with the county's maintenance department they need to consider building, renting or retrofitting an existing county building, so they can stockpile "thousands, hundreds of thousands of masks" and other supplies to prepare for emergencies.
"I think if this did anything it gave everybody a wake-up call. My philosohy is we take care of ourselves first, I don't want to have to wait," Dixon said. "I've been told too many times for the last six months that it's on its way, expected anytime. That's not us, it's the people we were deending on and I don't think that's acceptable."