CORONAVIRUS UTAH

FEMA provides more money to Utah for COVID-19 response

Oct 29, 2021, 7:20 PM
FILE (Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare)...
FILE (Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare)
(Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Utah an additional $5.7 million in public assistance funding for the state’s COVID-19 response.

According to a press release Friday from the agency, here’s how that money is being divided:

  • $1.4 million to the Utah Division of Emergency Management for management costs incurred to track and manage its eligible subawards as a result of COVID-19.
  • $1.25 million to the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics to utilize permanent employees, short-term and temporary staff to provide emergency medical care to COVID-19 positive patients.
  • $3.08 million to the Utah Department of Health to disseminate COVID-19 related information for educating and informing the general public through public education, graphic design, mass media and communication efforts. The main campaign targeted high-risk individuals and multicultural communities to promote equitable education on CDC guidelines for wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, social distancing, staying at home when sick, testing locations, and vaccine education and locations.

To date, FEMA has provided more than $129.8 million to Utah.

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FEMA provides more money to Utah for COVID-19 response