Virginia set to receive over $13 million from CDC for coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 4:51 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 16:53:58-04

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention will provide millions of dollars and resources to states in support of the coronavirus pandemic.

Virginia will receive $13,371,612.30 from the CDC for coronavirus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

"State and local health departments are on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are deeply grateful for their work," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "CDC is distributing this new funding extremely rapidly, as called for by Congress. President Trump, and his entire administration will continue working to ensure state and local jurisdictions have the resources they need to keep Americans safe and healthy."

The President signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, giving $8.3 billion government-wide for coronavirus resources.

The money will fund resources such as tools and strategies, accelerated planning and operational readiness, and will ensure communication among public health agencies.

CDC is working with State Health Officers to award over $560 million to all states.

North Carolina will receive $13,820,515.20 from the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services says.

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