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1. COVID-19 Point-of-Care Testing Devices and Supplies
COVID-19 Point-of-Care Testing devices and supplies to be used for residents and staff will be delivered to all SNFs starting July 20th. Nursing homes in hot spots ranked as being at risk due to community spread will receive the antigen testing devices first.
This initiative was announced at a press conference on 7.14.20 by Seema Verma and Admiral Brett Giroir of HHS who explained that these testing devices provide rapid on the spot tests, at a rate of 20 tests per hour. Critics have pointed out that error rates can be as high as 20%.
Learn more directly from CMS Administrator Seema Verma today, 7.15.20 at 5:30 PM EDT. Call 1-833-614-0824, use the Conference ID 9391146. Or join the audio webcast by registering here.