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COVID-19 Supplemental Announced

Dec 10, 2021

A $1.2 billion supplemental budget plan, funded entirely by federal COVID relief dollars, was considered in the House Appropriations Committee this week. The proposal includes funding to expand early treatment capacity for COVID-19 patients, easing worker shortages in the health care system, and keeping schools open for in-person learning. Specifics within the appropriation include:

    • $300 million for health care employee recruitment and retention and additional support for nursing homes and long-term care facilities
    • $667 million for testing, of which $300 million would be allocated to buying testing kits for schools and to create a stockpile of additional testing kits
    • Approximately $100 million for private employers to test unvaccinated workers
    • $90 million to continue to state’s vaccination program

The bill remains before the House Appropriations Committee awaiting further consideration.

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