Colorado nabs $181M from FEMA for COVID-19 testing

Colorado will receive $181 million from a Federal Emergency Management Agency program to support the state’s COVID-19 testing sites.

Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado’s two U.S. senators announced the new funding Tuesday morning in a press release. The money was expected but had been delayed, according to Democratic Sen. John Hickenlooper‘s office.

“We have embarked on one of the largest public health surveillance efforts in our state’s history,” said Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Denver. “This funding will help Governor Polis and our local public health agencies meet the testing needs of Coloradans as we continue to combat this virus and reopen our economy.”

The state continues to urge Coloradans who need a test to get one. Information about testing sites can be found here.

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