WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Trumbull County is ramping up its efforts to fight COVID-19.
Funding was approved for a new building at the fairgrounds to use for pandemic purposes.
Tuesday, there were stakes in the ground to show where it will go, near the grandstand.
The money will come from the federal CARES Act .
The main use, at first, will be for vaccinations. It will also be used to distribute food and supplies.
“This is exactly what it’s for. This money is meant to be spent to figure out how to facilitate mass vaccination,’ said Congressman Tim Ryan, D-13th District.
Trumbull County Health Commissioner Frank Migliozzi said the facility will allow health care workers to serve more people.
“The new facility will allow us to have approximately 18 vehicles in the facility at any one time where we can give a number of vaccinations out. It will greatly enhance the process,” Migliozzi said.
Health officials expect to be able to vaccinate an average of 200 people per hour once the facility is up.