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PWC asks VP Pence to declare National Capital Region a priority testing site for COVID-19

Prince William Board of County Supervisors says it has sent a letter to Vice President Michael Pence, who chairs the Federal COVID-19 Task Force, asking the Vice President to designate the National Capital Region as a priority testing site.

The Board’s press release said its letter echoes calls for the priority testing site designation being made by the Governors of Virginia and Maryland and the Mayor of Washington, D.C. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, to which Prince William County belongs, supported this action and encouraged jurisdictions in the National Capital Region to send their support, as well.

“As the second largest jurisdiction in the state, we feel like it is imperative that we get testing kits as soon as possible,” Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chair Ann Wheeler was quoted as saying in the county’s news release. “It will be critical in understanding the full extent of the situation in our community.”

The National Capital Region is home to more than 6 million residents, with hundreds of thousands of employees and contractors working to support our federal government and our nation as a whole.

Ten other large U.S. Cities - Boston, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, and Seattle – have already been designated by the Federal COVID-19 Task Force as priority locations for federally-supported COVID-19 testing sites.

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