More than $3.2 million awarded to Ohio health centers to fight the coronavirus pandemic

In this March 17, 2020, file photo a health worker displays the packaged nasopharyngeal swab (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a total of more than $3 million to 51 health centers in Ohio to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The centers can use this money, a total of $3,247,249, to take care of screening and testing needs, get medical supplies, and improve their telehealth operation.

The money is part of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on March 6.

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The act provides more than $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to use to respond to the pandemic.

For a full list of the health centers receiving the money in Ohio, click here.

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