ONLEY, VA – Today, Congresswoman Luria announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1,152,305 in grant funding to the Eastern Shore Rural Health System to assist with their response to the COVID-19 crisis.
“It is critical that we give health care providers the resources they need during this public health crisis,” said Congresswoman Luria. “Last month, I voted for the passage of the CARES Act to ensure a comprehensive response to COVID-19—include protecting our rural communities. I am glad to see this funding will help our health care providers and those affected by COVID-19 on the Eastern Shore.”
Earlier this month, Congresswoman Luria supported the passage of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act as well as the CARES Act. These bills, which later became law, were the first and second pieces of legislation passed to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes funding for community health centers to improve their medical surge capacity and to procure medical supplies. The Eastern Shore Rural Health System was allocated $1,152,305 of this important funding.
Last month, Congresswoman Luria met with leadership from Eastern Shore Rural Health. The Congresswoman and Eastern Shore Rural Health medical officials discussed the needs of health care providers and how hospitals are preparing for the pandemic.