Bloomberg Law
July 14, 2020, 4:03 PM

Nursing Homes Seek States’ Help on Covid-19 Test Results, PPE

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

The long-term care industry warned the nation’s governors Tuesday of imminent coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes and assisted living facilities as cases surge across the country.

The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living asked the National Governors Association in a letter to speed up state lab processing times for Covid-19 tests; provide more personal protective equipment, particularly N-95 masks; and direct state public health agencies to work closely with facilities on resuming resident visitations.

“Nursing homes and assisted living communities cannot stop the virus by ourselves—not without testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), staff support and ...

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