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.”