August 27, 2020
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing nearly $84 million in coronavirus relief funding to 520 skilled nursing facilities in Missouri.
“The coronavirus is taking a tragic, devastating toll on seniors in nursing homes across the nation,” said Blunt. “The funding announced today will help these facilities expand testing capabilities, increase staffing, and purchase personal protective equipment. I’m glad nursing homes across the state will have more tools to protect patients, save lives, and fight this disease.”
Earlier this year, Blunt commended HHS for providing nearly $165.4 million in coronavirus relief funding to skilled nursing facilities in Missouri.
The funding announced today was included in the Blunt-backed CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provided a total of $175 billion for hospitals and health care providers nationwide.