From his perch on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending funds to Pinellas County to expand testing for coronavirus.
Crist announced on Monday that HHS is sending $1,120,943 to Pinellas County.
“The majority of that funding will be distributed to the Community Health Centers of Pinellas, the main testing sites for low-income and minority communities in Pinellas County,” Crist’s office noted.
“Robust testing is absolutely crucial to re-open our community safely and effectively. While testing has increased across the country, low-income communities are being under-tested and neglected,” said Crist. “This funding will help Pinellas County and the Community Health Centers of Pinellas to provide testing to everyone who needs a test, regardless of income or zip code.”
Crist was first elected to Congress in 2016 and moved to the Appropriations Committee when Democrats took over the House after the 2018 elections.
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