New CDC Funding Flowing to States for COVID-19 Fight

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be providing more than $22 billion in funding to states, localities, and territories in support of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed last month. Funding will support expanded COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation to monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19 as well as vaccination activities. Pennsylvania (minus Philadelphia) is slated to receive $101,363,520.