03.12.20

Perdue, Loeffler Announce Millions in Funding for Georgia to Combat Coronavirus

Georgia health authorities will receive nearly $15 million to address public health emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) announced the administration is providing Georgia with nearly $15 million to combat the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Georgia-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is awarding a total of $560 million to support state and local responses to the coronavirus throughout the country. Georgia public health agencies are receiving $14.7 million in funding to aid their response efforts. This funding was authorized as part of the $8.3 billion funding package that both Perdue and Loeffler supported. President Trump signed it into law last week.

“The CDC’s partnership with our state and local health departments is critical to combating the threat of coronavirus, and I am extremely proud that Georgia is at the forefront of efforts to safeguard public health,” said Senator Perdue. “With the Trump Administration’s early support, the CDC is ahead of the game in terms of testing and containing spread of the virus. It’s vital that we continue to ensure state and local health departments have the resources they need to mitigate this threat. Together, we will continue to take strong action to help keep Georgians and Americans healthy and safe.”

“This is exactly why I voted to support the supplemental funding package last week. These funds are vital for our state and local health officials to effectively address COVID-19, and most importantly, keep Georgians safe,” said Senator Loeffler. “I commend President Trump, Vice President Pence, HHS Secretary Azar, CDC Director Dr. Redfield, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Fauci for their swift action. I am extremely confident Governor Kemp and his administration are working tirelessly toward our shared goal of combating COVID-19 in Georgia. In this moment, we must continue to work together to keep all Americans informed and healthy.”

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