HHS Provides a Statement on the Coronavirus Supplemental Request

On February 25, 2020, HHS released the following statement on the coronavirus supplemental request.

“The Administration has been effectively utilizing all available resources to protect the American people from COVID-19. Today, the White House sent a supplemental request to Congress to make $2.5 billion available for COVID-19 response efforts, including an emergency supplemental appropriation of $1.25 billion. HHS will also use the Secretary’s transfer authority to provide needed resources to continue the Department’s robust and multi-layered public health preparedness and response efforts – including public health surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory testing, support for state and local governments and other key partners, advanced research and development of new vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, advanced manufacturing enhancements, and support for the Strategic National Stockpile.”

Read the letter here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Coronavirus-Supplemental-Request-Letter-Final.pdf