Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) joined her colleagues in approving $8.3 billion in comprehensive, emergency funding to address the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and ensure there are resources available to combat this public health crisis and keep Americans safe.

“I am proud to have voted to support emergency funding and take immediate action on this public health epidemic,” said McBath. “We must be proactive about the situation and prevent the virus from spreading to ensure our families, our community and our country are healthy and protected.”

This bipartisan emergency supplemental appropriations bill aims to address this virus and minimize further spreading and casualties. The funding will be used for prevention and preparedness, emergency response, treatment, and vaccine development. The money will also go toward ensuring the vaccine is affordable and accessible for all Americans. By minimizing the financial strain, it will increase the likelihood that individuals will be tested and seek treatment without fear of lack of affordability during this epidemic. More information about the bill, H.R. 6074, can be found here.

Please visit Rep. McBath’s website for information regarding symptoms, prevention, response, and further information about the COVID-19 virus as it continues to develop. McBath’s office is working with state and local partners and closely monitoring cases in Georgia, including the two confirmed cases in Fulton County.