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Minot to receive $63,000 from Department of Justice for COVID-19 response

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded the city of Minot a total of  $63,869 through the COVID-19 Emergency Supplemental Funding Program.

According to the DOJ, these funds will allow states, local governments, and federally recognized tribes to support a broad range of activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

This may include overtime pay, equipment, hiring, supplies, training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates.

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