April 20, 2022
Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), a senior member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $ 5,109,042 to West Virginia University (WVU) Hospital and West Virginia Bureau of Public Health. This funding, through the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse emergency protection measures as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE). , procurement of supplies for an emergency operations center and further measures to reduce the threat of COVID-19 transmission.
“Our frontline workers have gone above and beyond to care for their fellow citizens in West Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic, and health professionals continue to rely on PPE, testing and screening facilities, and other medical devices to keep themselves and our community safe. I is pleased that FEMA continues to help WVU and the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health cover these costs. “ said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding to support our health facilities and workers while caring for West Virginians across Mountain State.”
“The response from our state’s public health office and hospitals was crucial in limiting the impact of COVID-19 in West Virginia and helping to protect individuals at increased risk. I’m glad to see that support is on the way to compensating the swift and courageous actions of health professionals in our state. ” The ranking member Capito said. “I will continue to use my role in the Senate Homeland Security Appropriation subcommittee to help secure the resources our state needs.”
Individual prices listed below:
- $ 3,028,295 – West Virginia Bureau of Public Health to reimburse emergency preparedness and protection measures in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- $ 2,080,747 – West Virginia University Hospital to reimburse measures to reduce the threat of COVID-19 transmission