04.24.20

Georgia To Receive $16 Million For COVID-19 Testing

CARES Act Funding Awarded To Georgia Department Of Public Health

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the Georgia Department of Public Health will receive $16.4 million to enhance testing capacity, conduct contact tracing, and protect high-risk populations.

“Through strategic partnerships with our research universities and the private sector, Georgia has rapidly increased its testing capacity in the last few weeks,” said Senator Perdue. “This CARES Act funding will help the state protect vulnerable populations, implement proactive contact tracing, and continue expanding testing capacity. These are all key elements in our fight against COVID-19 and will be critical as the country takes gradual steps toward reopening the economy.”

The funding, awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was authorized through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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