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HHS, FEMA ask states to take control of drive-through testing sites

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The federal government wants states to consider taking control of drive-through coronavirus testing sites, currently run by HHS and FEMA, that have tested more than 77,000 people to date.
NPR first reported Thursday morning that officials in several communities home to testing sites are worried they will lose needed supplies and funding as a result of the proposed transition plan.
But an HHS spokesperson told POLITICO the federal government will continue to operate the sites if governors request such assistance - and said that the agency would not hold states to the deadline listed in a...
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In Reversal, Federal Support For Coronavirus Testing Sites Continues

In Reversal, Federal Support For Coronavirus Testing Sites Continues

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The Trump administration had planned to end federal support for 41 COVID-19 testing sites around the country. But after complaints from local officials the government will continue funding.
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The Trump administration is cutting federal resources for coronavirus testing sites, forcing states to run them in the ongoing fight against the pandemic

The Trump administration is cutting federal resources for coronavirus testing sites, forcing states to run them in the ongoing fight against the pandemic

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The Trump administration is ending federal support for coronavirus testing sites on Friday, according to CNN .
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has helped run "community-based testing sites" as states scramble to ramp up testing efforts , which are now transitioning to state-managed operations, CNN reported.
The cutting of resources comes as governors continue to spar with the Trump administration over the provision of testing kits and critical medical supplies .
While testing in some states has scaled up in recent weeks, the US still lags far behind other countries at a time when...
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White House Restricts Travel From Brazil, Where Coronavirus Cases Near 350,000

White House Restricts Travel From Brazil, Where Coronavirus Cases Near 350,000

President Trump is barring non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil in the past two weeks, in an effort to curb infections. Brazil has the world's highest number of cases... Read more ...

Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder

Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder

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Trump Plays Golf As Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 100,000 In U.S

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Slams Trump And His 'Anger' On Twitter

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White House Press Secretary: Golf Is Not OK While U.S. Mourns

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Federal judge strikes down restrictions on Florida felon voting

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Veteran World War II spy turns 99, honors memory of those lost

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