DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Federal funding for 2 massive COVID-19 testing websites in Dallas will probably be prolonged previous the June 30 cutoff date, Gov. Greg Abbott introduced Friday.
Leaders from county officers to U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have been calling for an extension for the seven community-based testing websites in Texas, which have been anticipated to lose federal funding on the finish of June.
Two of those testing websites are in Dallas on the American Airways Heart and the Ellis Davis Subject Home and are in a position to present lots of of assessments per day.
On Friday, Abbott mentioned the state was granted its request for an extension. It’s at present not recognized how lengthy the extension will final.
“The State of Texas remains unwavering in our efforts to secure access to testing in communities across the state,” Abbott mentioned. “These federally-supported testing sites are a vital component of this commitment. I thank our federal partners for extending these operations in Texas, and for their flexibility in allocating their resources to the communities of Dallas and Houston that are experiencing a high number of COVID-19 cases right now.”
Texas has seen a surge in new COVID-19 instances lately, with every day data being damaged persistently this week.
Dallas County is anticipated to announce practically 500 new instances on Friday, in line with Decide Clay Jenkins, which might be a brand new every day document.
Earlier this week, Abbott instructed CBS 11 Information that the state was engaged on a unique, “superior” technique that may exchange these testing websites. It’s not recognized if that new technique remains to be being put into place.