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City of Columbia looking at CARES Act funding for disease investigation

Columbia City Hall
Columbia City Hall


Columbia city leaders are talking about a contract for CARES Act funding with the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services.

At its meeting Tuesday, the Columbia City Council will review an order to give the city manager the authority to sign a $71,150 contract with the state health department.

The funding would go to the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services to help pay for case investigation, contact tracing, coordination, and reporting activities associated with COVID-19 testing.

The contract would be effective through March 31, 2022 and would let the Columbia health department keep four full-time disease investigators on its staff.

The Columbia City Council will talk about the contract at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Columbia City Hall.

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Brittany Wiley

Brittany Wiley joined ABC 17 News in December 2018 as a full-time reporter. She anchors weekend morning broadcasts and reports in the early evening during the week.


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