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 Getting to Know SDCOE: Enrique Arrellano Maintenance and Operations

In his two years with SDCOE as an operations distribution worker, Enrique Arrellano has made an outsized impact, proving himself "a critical part of SDCOE operations," according to Candida Bothel-Hammond, Graphic Productions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Arrellano has applied his organizational skills to the giant task of accepting, storing, and distributing personal protective equipment to San Diego County schools.

"Enrique has moved 4.6 million disposable masks, 3.3 million cloth masks, almost 49,000 N95 masks, 412,000 face shields, 6,700 thermometers, 18,000 exam gloves, and 25,591 gallons of hand sanitizer through our warehouse and into the schools, all while still handling his normal duties," explained Karina Montgomery, Maintenance and Operations.

It requires a lot of organizational and communications skills to pull off a project as complicated as that. This behind-the-scenes work allows everyone else at SDCOE, and in the schools we support, to be able to do their jobs safely.

"All I can say is that everything he touches seems to proceed into a positive outcome," said Michael Tellez, Maintenance and Operations.