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Summit County anticipates spending $6.3 million on COVID-19 in 2020

The county expects to spend another $1.1 million in 2021.

KEYSTONE, Colo. — Fighting a pandemic isn’t cheap. Just look at Summit County’s budget for the novel coronavirus. 

At a Summit Board of County Commissioners work session Tuesday, Nov. 10, Summit County Finance Director Marty Ferris and County Manager Scott Vargo presented on the county’s COVID-19 funding and finances. According to the presentation, the county expects to spend a total of $6.3 million in 2020 on the pandemic. 

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In 2021, the county expects to spend another $1.1 million.

The expenses so far are offset by $5.5 million the county has received in COVID-19 related grants and donations. However, the county is looking to other grants and reimbursement programs to help pay for the rest of the expenses. 

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