Point-of-Care COVID-19 Tests to be Distributed to Nursing Homes

Published: 07/20/2020

  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a large-scale procurement of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -authorized rapid point-of-care diagnostic test instruments and tests to be distributed to nursing homes in COVID-19 hotspot geographic areas with the United States. This initiative is a one-time procurement of devices and tests targeted to facilitate on-site testing among nursing home residents and staff.

According to HHS, distribution will begin next week wit

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