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WV Wants Testing Machines for Prisons from Feds

May 6th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley Tuesday in calling upon the federal government to better equip two in-state prisons currently in use as quarantine sites for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The leaders sent a joint letter urges Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to help secure point-of-care testing machines for FCI Gilmer and FCI Hazelton, located respectively in Gilmer and Preston counties. The machines, which Azar recently offered the U.S. Senate, can be operated in the field and provide results in as little as five minutes. Morrisey, noting that the machines in question will be utilized for elected officials, then there is no reason they shouldn’t be available to those on the front lines..

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