JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt announced that Missouri will receive an additional $135 million through the Department of Health and Human Services to expand coronavirus testing capabilities.

The funding was included in the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act and will be used to develop, purchase, administer, process, and analyze coronavirus tests.

“Expanding coronavirus testing capacity is critical to making sure people have the information they need to stop the spread of this disease,” said Blunt. “As we increase testing, we can more confidently move forward with fully reopening schools and businesses.”