Cassidy announces $225 Million in COVID-19 response funding for Louisiana

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 17:07:37-04

FEMA is awarding Louisiana $225 million in funding to assist in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That announcement was made Thursday by Senator Bill Cassidy.

"Louisiana was among the hardest-hit states from COVID-19. This funding is badly needed and welcomed," Cassidy said. "Congress did whatever it could to help families and small businesses through this crisis. Our work continues so that America can fully recover and be stronger than ever before."

According to Casssidy, the funds will be sent to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) for public assistance. GOHSEP bought supplies, equipment and campers to isolate, quarantine and three high-risk COVID-19 patients at three state parks (Bayou Segnette, Bayou Chicot and Lake Bisteneau).

He says the funds pay for services required to operate the facility safely. Those services include sump truck services, waste disposal, daily cleaning, laundry and linen services, bio-cleaning between patients and food service.

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