Local health departments receive funding for COVID-19 response

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is allocating $35 million in federal funding to local health departments to support the COVID-19 response.

The money will be used to support COVID-19 staffing, infection controls, testing and tracing, IT infrastructure and data sharing and visualization.

Locally, the money breaks down as follows:

  • Brunswick County $292,783
  • Bladen County $192,882
  • Columbus County $306,136
  • Pender County $200,446
  • New Hanover County $445,076

“Our local health departments are critical partners with the state as we fight this virus, and this funding will help them continue and expand their important work,” said Governor Roy Cooper.

“Since the start of the pandemic our local health departments have been working around the clock to protect their communities and slow the spread of the virus. These funds continue to support their ability to address the overwhelming demands they are facing,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D.

The health health departments will receive a base allocation of $90,000 per county with additional funding based on population size and their cumulative positive COVID-19 caseload.

Categories: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Local, New Hanover, Pender

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