Mississippi receiving nearly $200M to fight COVID-19
More funding is coming to Mississippi to assist in the fight against the coronavirus.
Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced an award of almost $200M to Mississippi.
It’s being provided by the Centers for Disease Control to support COVID-19 testing and vaccination-related activities.
Almost 27 million will be used for the vaccination activities and the rest will be used for testing.
The money comes from the FY2021 appropriations bills and targeted pandemic relief package approved by Congress in late December.
Senator Hyde-Smith comments on how the money will push us closer to the end in a long battle against COVID-19. “We all recognize ongoing stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic on our hospitals, health workers, and importantly the lives of all Mississippians. This initial $198 million from the most recent COVID-19 response package will help us with testing and the distribution of the vaccines that can help us control this virus.”
The senator indicated that the funding the CDC is providing to Mississippi follows a population-based formula directive.