ELYRIA, Ohio — The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office received a $58,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help them obtain personal protective equipment, sanitizer and disinfectant, according to the office.
As COVID-19 cases increased in Lorain County, the office realized it was not prepared to provide PPE to deputies and the supply of sanitizers and disinfectants to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 was insufficient.
The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office received a grant for $58,000 as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program through the U.S. Department of Justice.
With the grant, the office has obtained gloves, masks, disposable gowns, non-contact thermometers, testing kits, soap, sanitizers and disinfectants.
The office used the grant, working with the municipal and common pleas courts, to develop video arraignment and court hearings at the Lorain Correctional Institute by purchasing cameras and computers in order to limit exposure in a court setting.
We feel this program will be extremely beneficial for all in the future. We appreciate the additional funding that allowed us to obtain the much-needed equipment and supplies to help reduce the spread of the disease and this will help our operations in the future,” the office said in a press release.