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NY counties get $30M for COVID-19 & flu prevention

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Local governments across New York have been allocated $30M in grants to help with COVID-19 contact tracing and influenza prevention ahead of the Fall flu season.

An additional $2 million will go towards expanding flu vaccination rates across the state.

Cortland County is set to receive a total of more than $250k, with Tompkins County getting over $306k.  Around $840k was granted to Onondaga County, where just under 200 people have died from COVID-19.

Funding was awarded by each county’s population and percentage of statewide cases of the virus. (see full list here)

“As we continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are also preparing for the upcoming fall flu season,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are making $30 million dollars in grant funding available to counties to increase their contact tracing – which has worked very well for us – and to expand flu prevention and vaccinations to help ensure counties are ready to provide both flu and COVID-19 testing to residents.”

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