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Pallone Applauds Extension of Federal Support for Coronavirus Testing at New Jersey Pharmacies

June 24, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today applauded the extension of federal support for coronavirus testing at New Jersey pharmacies through August. Pallone and his delegation colleagues sent a letter in May requesting the Trump Administration extend existing agreements with pharmacies in New Jersey for at least an additional three months.

“As one of the hardest hit states, federal support is critical to expanding and sustaining New Jersey’s coronavirus testing capacity. The extension of federal support at pharmacies across the state will allow New Jersey to maintain testing and keep New Jerseyans healthy,” Congressman Pallone said. “We know that coronavirus testing reduces the transmission of this virus and saves lives, and I will continue to make sure New Jersey has the resources and support it needs to meet its testing goals.”

In May, the New Jersey Attorney General announced that the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs authorized licensed New Jersey pharmacists to widely administer COVID-19 tests to customers. Coronavirus testing at pharmacies has been critical for New Jersey to improve daily testing capacity to reduce the transmission of the virus.

A copy of the May letter is available here