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Miami, FL – Congresswoman Wilson introduced this week H.R. 7607, the Masks for All Act, which would require the use of face masks in all public spaces and outside when one cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet or more from anyone who is not a member of the same household. The legislation also calls for increased funding to states through grants to promote universal access to face masks as an emergency response to the national coronavirus pandemic.
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Miami, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week awarded more than $1.3 billion to 1,387 community health centers across the nation that will be used to prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19 and increase staff capacity.
This funding was provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which the House passed on March 27. Seven health centers in District 24 have been awarded grants for a total of $7,756,820:
Jessie Trice Community Health System: $1,974,725
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson led a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew calling on them to take steps to safeguard the well-being of Florida’s nursing home residents.