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Larson Presses Sec. Azar on When Connecticut Will Get Coronavirus Tests

February 27, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) questioned Health and Human Services Secretary on the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus.

Larson’s remarks can be viewed here.

“Preparing for the inevitable spread of the Coronavirus requires an all hands on deck approach. After speaking with medical and public health experts, including Connecticut’s Commissioner of Public Health Renée Coleman-Mitchell yesterday, it has become clear that first and foremost we must have effective testing to correctly diagnose patients. In response to my question, Secretary Azar said that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will be sending out newly manufactured tests to 93 public health labs over the next few days and the next step will be developing a bedside diagnosis for hospitals,” said Larson.

Congressman Larson will continue to monitor the federal government’s response effort to ensure the CDC, HHS, and federal government, delivers on Secretary Azar’s promises. 

Guidance from the State of Connecticut can be found here.