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Federal Funds Being Used To Ramp Up Coronavirus Testing In Nevada

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced COVID-19 testing and contact tracing will be ramped up in Nevada using federal funds.

The Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved $96 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand the testing and tracing.  

The governor said a statewide community testing and outbreak management strategy would include hiring 250 workers and working with two companies to “modernize and streamline case investigation.”

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He appointed Nevada State Public Health Laboratory Director Dr. Mark Pandori as the state’s Chief of Testing, where he will “help direct and coordinate Nevada’s immediate and long-term testing strategy.”