Prairie Village earmarks $25,000 to purchases COVID-19 test kits, masks for residents

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Prairie Village is allotting $25,000 for emergency expenditures related to COVID-19 such as at-home test kits and KN95 masks. City staff is going to keep a running inventory of these items to help avoid supply chain delays as much as possible. File photo.

The Prairie Village City Council this week earmarked $25,000 of emergency expenditures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will pay for things like purchasing at-home test kits for residents and personal protective equipment for city staff.

Why it matters: A week before the city council approved a citywide mask mandate, it allotted $5,000 to purchase 100 at-home COVID-19 test kits. This was in an effort to help residents, and potentially employees, access tests as their supply dwindled around the metro.