Rural Communities in Illinois Will Soon receive a total of $11.8 million for COVID-19 testing

The state of Illinois will receive total of $11,821,279 in federal funding to support coronavirus testing in rural communities. The funding was made possible by the Paycheck Protection Program and the Health Care Enhancement Act that was signed into law on April 24. Each clinic will receive around $49,000 worth of federal funding. Officials say the federal funding will assist ensure that every corner of their state has adequate testing for the coronavirus and they cannot safely and fully reopen their economy without it.

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