Capito, Manchin announce $2.8M for COVID-19 relief reimbursement

CHARLESTON — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,811,617 for Thomas Health System and Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC). This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse costs accrued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Our state reacted quickly at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and provided the resources needed to keep West Virginians safe and take care of those who were ill. Both CAMC and Thomas Health played roles in our response efforts and I’m glad to see support is on the way to help reimburse them for their hard work and dedication of their staff. I could not be more thankful for the selfless service of our health care professionals and I am happy to secure the reimbursement they are due,” Ranking Member Capito said.

“Our healthcare workers and first responders have gone above and beyond throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our fellow West Virginians safe. I am pleased FEMA is investing more than $2.8 million in the Charleston Area Medical Center and Thomas Health System to help reimburse resources used to purchase personal protective equipment and additional emergency protective measures needed during the pandemic. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to ensure our healthcare professionals are properly equipped for any emergency that tests our state,” Senator Manchin said.

Individual awards listed below:

• $1,763,347 – Charleston Area Medical Center

• $1,048,270 – Thomas Health System