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Schenectady County Advances School Testing Funding Through Committee

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The Schenectady County Legislature advanced a resolution to accept $4,089,446 in funding from the NYS Department of Health to support and maintain in-person learning during the 2021-2022 academic year.

New York State received the funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), who awarded a total of $30 billion nationally for this project. To formally accept the funding from NYSDOH, the resolution must pass during next week’s regular meeting of the County Legislature.

“As a mother, I understand how important it is to try our best to ensure the health and safety of our children in these challenging times,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Health & Human Services Committee. “As we await guidance from the NYS Department of Health for in-person learning this fall, we want families to know that our public health team has worked closely with local schools throughout the pandemic, and is ready and able to assist them with whatever COVID-related issues may pop up.”

In 2020 Schenectady County offered no-cost community COVID-19 testing at various locations throughout the County.