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Staunton City Council chambers in City Hall. (Photo: Claire Mitzel/The News Leader)

STAUNTON – The City of Staunton has received more Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, relief funds to help aid city and school expenses. 

The CARES Act funds can be used for any expenses incurred during and due to COVID-19. 

On May 12, it was announced the city would receive $2,175,221 in CARES Act relief funds. By July 28, the city received a second round of CARES Act funding, for a revised total of $4,350,442.

As of June 30, $132,485 was to be used on COVID-related costs for both the city and Staunton City Schools to enact protection and prevention measures like testing for employees, floor markings for physical distancing for elections and other city departments, custodial services and glass and plexiglass partitions for customer service areas among other items, a release said.