Senators Collins, King Announce $2.6 Million to Support Maine Public Health Professionals’ Response to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Maine has been awarded $2,681,866 to support the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funding was awarded through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).

 

“The unprecedented public health crisis facing our nation requires a robust response in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.  “This funding will assist Maine’s efforts to expand testing capacity, improve contact tracing, and enhance containment efforts, helping to protect the health and safety of Mainers and those working on the front lines.”

 

In cooperation with the CDC, Maine will use this funding to carry out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness and response activities.

 

For more information about COVID-19, please visit CDC's website: http://www.coronavirus.gov

 

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