The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will disburse $1,031,061 in grants to expand coronavirus testing in the 23rd Congressional district, which includes the Greater Olean area.

The Southern Tier Community Health Network in Olean will receive $252,604, the Chautauqua Center in Jamestown will receive $246,229, and Finger Lakes Migrant Health Care in Penn Yan will receive $532,234, according to a press release issued by the district's Congressional representative, Tom Reed, on Friday. 

Reed stressed the importance of communities having what they need in order to facilitate a safe reopening of the economy. 

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In order for individual regions in New York State to reopen, each must be able to administer 30 diagnostic tests for every 1,000 people per month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during the first full week of May.

Reed said, “Additional testing capacity is one important tool that our district must have fair access to. We will continue to secure these resources for the community as we continue our right against coronavirus and find safe ways to move forward together."

For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit TAPinto Greater Olean's Coronavirus Updates page, which is updated continuously.

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