Mills Administration Welcomes Federal Coronavirus Funding

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The US Department of Human & Health Services announced today that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) will provide $4,567,500. to the State of Maine to support the State’s response to the 2019 novel coronavirus, a/k/a COVID-19.

Governor Janet Mills and Maine Center and Disease Control and Prevention Director (Maine CDC) Dr Nirav Shah released the following statement in response:

“I applaud Maine’s Congressional Delegation for their work to secure these important funds,” said Governor Janet Mills.  “Although Maine does not currently have a confirmed case of the coronavirus, these funds will help us prepare for and respond to potential cases.”

“Maine CDC continues to work with partners across the state to prepare for the 2019 novel coronavirus,” said Dr.  Nirav Shah  “These funds will bolster our capacity to respond to the potential arrival of the virus in Maine and support our efforts to protect the health of Maine health of Maine people and communities.  I am grateful to Maine’s Congressional Delegation for their support.”