By News-Register staff • 

State to receive $7 million in federal funds

Oregon will receive more than $7 million in federal funds to help “accelerate planning and operational readiness for COVID-19 preparedness and response,” according to a news release from the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

The Centers for Disease Control is releasing more than $560 million to states to “develop tools and strategies, provide technical assistance and program support, as well as ensure ongoing communication and coordination among public health agencies and partners throughout the response,” the agency said.

“Our state, local, tribal and territorial public health partners are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. The action we are taking today will continue to support their efforts to increase public health capacity where it’s needed most,” CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said.

“These funds will allow public health leaders to implement critical steps necessary to contain and mitigate spread of the virus in communities across the country.”

On Friday, March 6, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020. It contains $8.3 billion government-wide, with resources directed for grants or cooperative agreements to states, localities, territories, and tribes.



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