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ADHS: Pima County eligible “for around $14.4 million” for COVID-19 testing

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PHOENIX (KVOA) - State health officials say they are making $100 million available to counties to support COVID-19 testing.

The announcement comes after Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry recommended for the county to suspend all its COVID-19 testing sites in a memo shared Thursday after Arizona reimbursed $1 million of its $40 million spent for testing.

Huckelberry recommended the Pima County Board of Supervisors to suspend all county-operated COVID-19 testing as of Monday, Feb. 22.

On Friday, ADHS said Pima County is eligible "for around $14.4 million of the total $100 million".

The state health department says Arizona received $418,951,131 as part of the $19 billion allocated to jurisdictions through the existing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement at the end of January.

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