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$8.3 Billion Package To Fight Coronavirus

With a fifth resident in Illinois coming down with COVID-19 or the coronavirus, the state of Illinois has worked on increasing the amount of care and attention they are bringing to the virus. The latest individual is in their 20’s and flew into Chicago O’Hare Airport earlier this month after traveling to Italy. The patient is currently in isolation and quarantine. 

 

State Representative Rodney Davis says Illinois is doing the best they can to protect their citizens and public awareness matters. and if there is no soap in the dispenser to let someone know. 

 

 

Representative Davis late last week voted for an $8.3 billion dollar funding project to help fight the coronavirus. As part of that package, more than $4 billion to make diagnosis tests more broadly available, $2.2 billion for the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC). $20 million to administer disaster assistance loans for small businesses and $1.25 billion for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). 

 

Davis says if you see that there is no soap in the dispenser to let someone know, don’t just post it on social media.

 

Illinois was the first state to be able to test for COVID-19 and the Illinois Department of Public Health continues to test for the virus in all three of its laboratories in Chicago, Springfield, and Carbondale.

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