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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas)

Rep. Estes Meets with HHS Officials at Coronavirus Response Center

WASHINGTON–Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) participated in a briefing at the Health and Human Services’ Coronavirus Response Center today along with other members of the House Ways and Means Committee. They discussed the current actions being taken by the government as well as their partnerships with state and local health officials. “Congress, the administration, and state and local agencies are working together to combat the threat of COVID-19,” said Rep. Estes. “In the nearly two decades since the SARS epidemic, I asked what we’ve learned and how that shapes our preparedness today. We’ve developed a number of partnerships in that time, and advancements in medicine and therapies that once took years only take a matter of months. Our preparation and continued research have helped us better tackle COVID-19. HHS is working closely with state and local health officials, and Congress has provided the necessary funding to ensure the needs are met at the CDC and other federal and local health agencies.” Congressman Estes is reminding all Kansans that while the risk to most Americans remains low, individuals should take common sense preventative measures just as they would for any respiratory disease, which includes covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throwing it in the trash, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, staying home when you are sick, and washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Photos from Today’s Briefing and Tour Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.