State routes $10.9 million to Jacksonville for COVID-19 relief

Mayor Lenny Curry says the money will come from reimbursements from past disasters

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The State of Florida is rerouting $10.9 million to the City of Jacksonville to combat the new coronavirus.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced the funding on twitter Saturday night.

In the tweet, Curry said the money will come from expedited reimbursements from past disasters.

The mayor plans to put the funds to work immediately to protect Duval residents from the virus.