Nevada has been awarded $88.9
million in grant funding to enhance COVID testing and contact tracing.
“In order to protect the
health of Nevadans as we safely and effectively move toward reopening our
state, we must mobilize an expansive and efficient system for testing and
contract tracing,” Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev.,
said in a joint statement.
They said the money from the
Centers for Disease Control will allow the state to take much needed
precautions to protect the state as it goes through that process.
The money will help purchase,
administer, process and analyze COVID-19 tests as well as conduct surveillance,
trace contacts and other activities. States and territories as well as local
centers can expect to receive the funding by May 23.