St. Clair County, MI — Many business owners are burdened with the cost of safety measures they have put into place in response to COVID-19. The added expenses of personal protective equipment for employees and an increase in sanitization procedures can be cumbersome.
The United Way of St. Clair County has been responding to these needs with grant money from its Emergency Services Fund ~ COVID-19 Relief. The latest recipient is Tri-Hospital EMS who received a grant to purchase five UV commercial grade disinfectant devices and replacement UV bulbs.
UV light kills bacteria and viruses by damaging their DNA and RNA, and Tri-Hopsital EMS will use it along with chemical disinfectants to clean their equipment between calls.
Grants are still available for St. Clair County organizations and businesses with unexpected costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply for a grant, visit uwstclair.org/EmergencyServicesFund-Covid-19-ReliefAid
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand