Strickland proposes $12 million in city funding for COVID testing expansion

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 19, 2020 1:02 PM CT | Published: May 19, 2020 12:27 PM CT

The testing money would come from the city's $113.6 million allocation of federal CARES Act funding. Strickland's proposal, presented Tuesday to the Memphis City Council, also includes an immediate $2.7 million to beef up health department contact tracing and long-term city funding of the health department beyond that.

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Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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