BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts is receiving $12 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the CDC, $500,000 was released last week after President Trump signed the $8.3 billion measure to combat the virus. The rest was released Wednesday.
Funding can be used by the state and jurisdiction for a variety of activities. Some of those activities include emergency operations and coordination, case identification, epidemiology, equipment, supplies, surge staffing, and the monitoring of travelers.
Locally, Massachusetts state lawmakers are poised to approve a $15 million aid package to assist the state in fighting the outbreak.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports