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$8M in CARES Act money to help certain Wisconsin universities with COVID-19 testing

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 17:02:59-04

MADISON — The State of Wisconsin announced it is spending $8.3 million in CARES Act money to support COVID-19 testing efforts at private, nonprofit and tribal colleges and universities.

This comes after the state spent more than $10 million to help the same institutions deal with COVID-19 concerns earlier this year.

The money will be used as reimbursement for COVID-19 testing, specimen collection and other COVID-19 testing-related expenditures at the schools.

“We are indeed in a crisis. In a time of crisis, some run around saying that ‘the sky is falling' while others roll up their sleeves and get the job done. Today, we are getting the job done," said Dr. Rolf Wegenke, President and CEO of Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, in a release.

“No campus exists in a bubble, so it is critical that we all work together to stop the spread of this virus for the health and safety of not only those on our college campuses, but for Wisconsinites in every corner of our state, and testing is a key step in doing just that," according to Gov. Evers.

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