Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $177,412,608 to entities in Nevada to support monitoring, investigation, and tracing of COVID-19 outbreaks in the state.
“We are glad to see these funds get to the Silver State so that we can monitor and prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. We will continue working in the Senate to get Nevadans more resources to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.”
Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen have voted for all five coronavirus relief packages that have been enacted into law to help address the health and economic impacts of coronavirus and to stem the spread of the disease.
The funds will be distributed as follows:
- $177,288,799 to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to provide infectious disease surveillance, investigation, and prevention through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Program
- $123,809 to HealtHIE Nevada in Las Vegas to improve data quality in order to assist public health agencies with contract tracing