We wanted to extend our appreciation to our local Home Depot. On Friday, January, 22, 2021, the County was holding a COVID-19 vaccination event at the Yulee Gymnasium on Goodbread Rd. As you likely know, these vaccines must be stored between 36 and 46 degrees.
The nurses administering the vaccines had concerns that cold air was being released every time they opened the refrigerator door to obtain a vaccine or check the temperature. Nassau County Emergency Management Director, Greg Foster, went to Home Depot seeking a device that could monitor the temperature inside the fridge from the outside.
Director Foster located this digital thermometer that had a probe on one end with a magnetic temperature gauge on the other end. The probe could be placed in the fridge and the temperature gauge attached to the outside on the door. The device also had Bluetooth which allowed the temperature to be monitored remotely through a phone app as well.
As Director Foster began to walk to the checkout area, a Home Depot employee, possibly a manager, scanned the box and told Director Foster the device was “on them”. Their generous donation saved the County money and was a great asset to the busy nurses working during the event.
Thank you so much Home Depot for supporting the County and your community.
Public Information Officer