O’Halleran Lauds New CDC Grants to Fight Coronavirus

April 7, 2020
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VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded over $4.5 million in new grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Arizona to support the COVID-19 response. This is in addition to the $11.7 million O’Halleran secured for Arizona previously in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, the first in a series of three packages to address the spread of the coronavirus.

“Arizona health care facilities are struggling to respond to increasing coronavirus cases in our state, and hardworking doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and first responders are working around the clock to serve sick families. This funding is needed now more than ever,” said O’Halleran. “I will continue to work swiftly with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, as well as state and local leadership, to ensure that Arizona—and rural and tribal communities throughout the state—is not overlooked in federal response efforts to combat COVID-19.”

Funding awarded today will support a range of activities and resources such as lab equipment, supplies, staffing, shipping, infection control, surge staffing, monitoring of individuals, and data management. 

For a list of legislative actions Congressman O’Halleran has taken to protect Arizona communities, visit his website, here. More information on CDC grants to fight the coronavirus can be found, here.