June 04, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds $1.7 Million in Funds to Fight Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,767,879 to the state of Nevada for health care systems treating patients and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As Nevada reopens, the state needs federal support like this to make sure that we continue to slow the spread of coronavirus, care for patients, and improve our ability to respond to emerging hot spots. I’m proud to have voted for these funds for the Silver State, and I’ll continue to work to make sure our state gets everything it needs to keep Nevadans safe and support communities struggling with the impact of the pandemic.”

BACKGROUND:

Senator Cortez Masto voted for the CARES Act, which authorized these funds. The funds will support hospitals and other health care entities as they continue to train workforces, expand telemedicine and the use of virtual health care, procure supplies and equipment, and coordinate across regional, state and jurisdictional, and local health care facilities. In addition to directly supporting health care capacity for COVID-19 patient surge, this funding will advance the mission of the National Special Pathogen System to enhance national capacity and capability to respond to highly infectious diseases now and in the future.

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