The Bucks County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was recently contacted by Cityline Construction of Allentown PA with the generous offer to provide EPA-approved surface sanitizing solution to be used as a germicide in the ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Scott Forster, Directorof the Bucks County Emergency Service, reached out to the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) Director of Operations, Kasey Kollar, to help coordinate the distribution of Cityline Construction’s generous donation.
Today the Bucks IU Safety Team, along with trucks and personnel from various Bucks County school districts, arrived at Cityline Construction’s offices in Allentown to load up 2,500, one-gallon containers of this solution. This much-needed sanitizer was then transported by the assisting school districts (Centennial, Central Bucks, Quakertown, and Neshaminy) to predetermined warehouse locations for storage and future distribution to first responder agencies (fire, police, ambulance, etc.) and public schools throughout Bucks County.
This solution is a critical element in combating the COVID-19 coronavirus. It sanitizes surfaces, providing an effective means of preventing the spread of this virus. This germicidal solution is sprayed onto cleaned areas and, once dry, effectively sanitizes the surface. First responders will be able to use this solution to spray down everything from vehicle interiors (e.g. ambulances) to vital equipment, while school districts can use it to sanitize the surfaces being used daily during the mandated school closures, like those used for critical operations, meal preparation, and meal distribution.
Kasey Kollar stated, “The Bucks IU was honored to help coordinate this important countywide effort. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Cityline Construction for their generosity in helping the first responders and school districts of Bucks County be better positioned to battle the COVID-19 virus.”
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