The State Health Department said they are giving nearly $6 million in federal CARES act money to IMMY Labs in Norman.
This will now ensure free COVID-19 testing can continue through the holidays.
IMMY Labs is one of the the states largest COVID-19 testers. According to the State Health Department the lab has conducted more than 56,000 tests alone, across 30 communities.
Just this week however, IMMY labs was one step away from ending that free testing because they were running out of money.
“We are so thankful the state has put a priority on testing all Oklahomans who think they may need a test and will continue to do so through the end of the year,” said IMMY CEO Sean Bauman. “Testing is a critical piece to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and we have been proud to partner with the state of Oklahoma since the beginning of the pandemic to ramp testing capacity and help fight this virus."
The Department of Health said they'll be looking to diversify funding streams so that free testing can be available going into 2021.