HHS Extends Federal Support For Texas COVID-19 Testing After Criticism

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / June 26, 2020 at 4:40 PM
HHS will continue to support five COVID-19 testing sites in Texas for another 14 days, the department announced Friday (June 26), yielding to state leaders’ criticism that the federal government was going to abandon testing just as coronavirus cases in the region increased. HHS’ extension comes days after the department defended its decision to not renew funding, personnel and administrative support past June 30 for federally run testing sites countrywide. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for Health, had said it was...

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