AP Photo/John Minchillo, File As coronavirus spreads, hospitals will have tough decisions to make about who gets access to medical supplies.
AP Photo/John Minchillo, File

Thanks to his work on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi secured grant funding for three health care facilities in his district. 

The facilities getting grant funding are the Northern Oswego County Health Service, the Family Health Network of Central New York and the Upstate Family Health Center. Each will get funding upwards of $66,000 to help combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

“These dollars will go a long way to help fight back against the coronavirus,” Brindisi said in a statement. “We are all-hands-on-deck to fight this pandemic and I will do everything I can to make sure Upstate New York has the resources we need to contain the spread. I am continuing to work with members of both parties to secure even more federal dollars for our local hospitals, workers, small businesses, and families.”

Brindisi supported the new legislation that made it possible for the federal Department of Health and Human Services to allocate funding for his district. That legislation also provides Americans with emergency paid leave, small business assistance and ensures there are no co-pays for coronavirus testing. 

Last week, Brindisi held a virtual town hall over the phone that allowed constituents to call in and ask questions or share their concerns with a panel of experts. 

According to Brinisi’s office, he also took time this week to call on officials in Washington and urge them to continue working on ways to provide relief for constituents.

“This pandemic is a global crisis. Now is the time to cut the politics, work together, and deliver strong public health supplies and economic relief for all Americans,” said Brindisi in a statement. “There is too much at stake for Washington politicians to look for partisan goodie bags. Stop the bickering. Stop the games. Put the political wishlists away and deliver relief for our families, workers, and health care professionals.”