These funds would be used to purchase testing equipment to expand the capacity of local testing for COVID-19. A medium-complexity technology has been selected and the funds would be used to purchase a Roche 6800, 8800 or similar equipment and related supplies. A medium-complexity machine can be easily operated with the technical expertise that currently exists in Juneau. Once operational, this will allow for broad scale, high sensitivity, same day COVID-19 testing. This ordinance was reviewed and discussed at the June 8 regular Assembly meeting.