Blunt Working with Republicans on Relief Bill

(Washington, D.C.) United States Senator, Roy Blunt, the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, is discussing Senate Republican's top priorities for the latest coronavirus relief bill. Blunt says he and his Republican colleagues are calling for additional resources for coronavirus tests, vaccines, and therapeutics plus another round of funding for schools, childcare facilities, and businesses.

Blunt adds of the 15,200 nursing homes in the country, the first 638 are getting self contained testing equipment now so they can administer tests and verify same day results at the facility. In the next five to six weeks, 2,500 of the homes will have the tests and equipment and in the not too distant future, all 15,200 of them will have equipment on site where nursing home patients can be tested as can everyone else that comes into that facility as a worker or a visitor.