NYC Health + Hospitals to receive $600 million FEMA reimbursement as delta variant continues to surge

NYC Health + Hospitals is getting hundreds of millions of dollars in reimbursements from FEMA. 
The announcement of the funding for the city’s largest public hospital system was made on Wednesday. 
Top Democrats and local health leaders say the money from FEMA couldn’t come at a better time for the city, as the more contagious delta variant is threatening many local communities. 
Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Ritchie Torres joined doctors, nurses and other medical workers to announce the allocation of $600 million to NYC Health + Hospitals. 
Both Schumer and Torres were able to secure the federal reimbursement from FEMA, which will go to help the city’s largest public hospital group continue its work to fight COVID-19. 
Officials say the $600 million in FEMA money is an acknowledgment of the ongoing dedication and sacrifices that city health care workers are making during the pandemic. 
The reimbursement is on top of additional funding that was previous allocated by FEMA. A total of a billion dollars in funding is going to NYC Health + Hospitals.