$1 billion from CARES act supporting battle against COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers today outlined how a $1 billion in federal money is being used in the statewide effort to support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, acquisition of needed supplies, emergency operations and resources for local communities throughout Wisconsin.

The effort is being funded by $1.17 billion from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act.

The state has allocated approximately $260 million for testing efforts and $75 million for contact tracing.

Wisconsin’s statewide testing program ensures Wisconsinites can be tested for the COVID-19 virus regardless of location, income or connection to an existing health care system, according to the governor's office.

This $260 million program includes procuring COVID-19 tests and ensuring those tests can be processed quickly and accurately.

To read more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/2020/05/19/1-billion-from-cares-act-to-support-efforts-to-battle-covid-19-in-wisconsin/

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