Kentucky to Expand COVID-19 Testing to All Nursing Homes

Kentucky plans to do coronavirus testing at all nursing homes across the state in a targeted strategy aimed at a hard-hit segment during the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.

Health officials hope to reach every facility in about two months, state Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander said in detailing the testing plans. Testing will be done at no charge to the facilities, residents and staff.

The virus has been especially deadly among the state’s older population, particularly for those with underlying health conditions.

Friedlander also said the state is now in a much better situation to provide personal protective equipment to long-term care facilities.

Source: MG News

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