Sen. Kennedy announces $10.5 million in HHS funding for coronavirus testing

“It’s critical that we expand testing so that the American economy can reopen safely. . . . The better our testing, the more success we’ll have saving lives and jobs.”

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,460,799 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration, to expand coronavirus testing in 36 health centers around Louisiana.

“It’s critical that we expand testing so that the American economy can reopen safely. This funding will allow health centers to identify, treat and isolate those with the virus and help slow its spread. The better our testing, the more success we’ll have saving lives and jobs,” said Kennedy.

This funding is provided under the authority of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. These resources will help support coronavirus testing and testing-related resources, such as personal protective equipment, training for people involved in testing, laboratory services, expanding walk-up or drive-up testing capabilities and other mitigation activities.

Additional information about this HHS funding is available HERE.


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  1. Exactly what does the ‘isolate those infected’ look like? Get on a train for a health camp? Separate children from their parents? Will DCFS be involved? An ankle bracelet? What will these trackers know about us, how much personal information will they have access to? What is the limit, if any, of this power to invade lives and homes? What if you have a false positive test, it happens all the time. At what point will you be released? What are the penalties if we don’t comply? Will you have to check in with a parole officer? Where does the governor get this power? Can a governor make a law, with penalties, without the legislature passing it? Please ask these questions before we reach a point of no return.

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