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Coronavirus outbreak costing City of New Bedford $150,000 a week


According to New Bedford’s Cheif Financial Officer Ari Sky, the City of New Bedford has incurred $1.5 million in COVID-19 expenses through June 5, 2020. In his note to City Councilor Linda Morad, he stated the cost has risen to $150,000 a week and expects the costs to be around $2 million in total. Sky also expects most of the expenses to be reimbursed by FEMA and the CARES Act.

The largest expenses were $225,000 for 95,000 fabric masks purchased from Joseph Abboud as part of the MaskNB program and the purchase of 56 Dell Computers at 56,962.80.

Here is the letter to Councilor Morad and a detailed breakdown of expenses:


About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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