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The National Association of County and City Health Officials Announces $160,000 in Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 Operational Readiness Awards

Oct 22, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Funding Awarded in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia

Washington, DC, October 22, 2020 — The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments is pleased to announce the 2020 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) COVID-19 Operational Readiness Awards (ORA). These awards, made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Medical Reserve Corps Program Office, will help support 32 MRC units that are actively supporting or planning COVID-19 responses by building unit response capabilities through the development of response plans to support COVID-19 and providing resources to support their activities.

The MRC is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises approximately 180,000 volunteers in roughly 805 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories. Throughout the COVID-19 response, MRC units have been called upon to support operations including contact tracing, testing, telehealth services, logistics, and emergency operation center services. In August alone, MRC units devoted more than 12,000 hours of support to activities related to COVID-19.

2020 MRC COVID-19 Operational Readiness Awards by State ($5,000)

Alabama - Black Belt MRC

Arizona - Arizona Animal Emergency Response MRC

California - San Bernardino County MRC, Ventura County MRC

Colorado - Colorado Acupuncture MRC, MRC of El Paso County, SW Colorado Regional MRC

Connecticut - Milford MRC

Illinois - Douglas County Health Department MRC, Macoupin County MRC

Iowa - Johnson County MRC

Louisiana - New Orleans MRC

Massachusetts - Franklin MRC, Greater Fall River MRC, Greater New Bedford, Mystic Valley MRC, Wachusett MRC

Missouri - MRC of Greater Kansas City, St. Louis City MRC

New Jersey - Manalapan MRC-CERT, Morris County MRC

New York - Livingston County MRC, Yates County MRC

Ohio - Lake County MRC, Pickaway County MRC

Pennsylvania - South Central Pennsylvania MRC

Texas - Corpus Christi-Nueces County MRC, University of Texas MRC, WilCo MRC

Utah - Central Utah MRC

Virginia - Loudoun MRC, Three Rivers MRC

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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.


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About Theresa Spinner

Theresa Spinner is the Director, Media and Public Relations at NACCHO.

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