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SCOE Success: Personal Protective Equipment for Schools

SCOE Collaborating with Cal OES on Distribution of Safety Equipment

Staff member lifting box of surgical masks off a pallet

SCOE staff have been receiving, bundling, packaging, and preparing safety equipment for schools throughout Sacramento County.

Since the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the public health directives and school closures that accompanied it, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has been working on innovative and creative ways to continue its mission of providing leadership to ensure students are prepared for success.

One of the important ways SCOE has been helping locally is through a partnership with Cal OES, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, to act as a distribution center for personal protective equipment (PPE) being provided to public, private, and charter schools across Sacramento County. The safety equipment, provided in late June, included hundreds of thousands of facemasks and face shields, plus cases of hand sanitizer and thermometers. County offices of education across the state are distributing supplies to their local districts.

Staff from SCOE’s Support Services Department and Planning & Improvement Department have been instrumental in the effort to receive, bundle, package, and prepare the supplies for districts to pick up for final distribution to school sites.

Person holding a bottle of hand sanitizer
Worker moving pallet of cardboard boxes
Forklift moving pallet of supplies