Manchin Announces More Than $53 Million From American Rescue Plan To Expand COVID-19 Testing In West Virignia
Video of Senator Manchin’s statement on funding from the American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 testing can be found here
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced West Virginia will receive $53,978,589 from the American Rescue Plan to expand COVID-19 testing across the state.
“We know that widespread COVID-19 testing is one of the most effective ways to curb the spread of the virus in our communities. While more than 34% of West Virginians have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine and more doses are being administered every day, we must continue to have reliable testing available to all West Virginians. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help expand testing across the state – especially in rural areas – schools and long-term care facilities. Widespread testing is vital to ending this pandemic, and I will continue to work with federal, state and local governments to provide funding and resources for testing throughout the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin.
This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help expand testing in underserved communities, including rural areas, while addressing COVID-19 health disparities; expand testing to help schools reopen safely; expand testing in long-term care facilities; and provide guidance for asymptomatic screening testing.
A video of Senator Manchin’s statement on funding from the American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 testing can be found here.
To learn more about funding and benefits for West Virginia in the American Rescue Plan, click here.
To find free COVID-19 testing near you, click here.
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