President Donald Trump claimed during a press conference that the federal government has nothing to do with coronavirus testing, and that it is up to state governors.
However, Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, told reporters on April 8 that the federal government is not abandoning any of its community-based test sites. I want that to be loud and clear,” noted NPR.
Girior bragged about the success of the community-based testing site program in which the federal government supplies expertise, testing materials, protective equipment and lab contracts at 41 sites.
The Department of Health and Human Services had planned to end the federal program on April 10, but changed its mind after some local officials were critical of plans to end the program.