Trump Details Plans to Protect Nursing Home Residents from Covid-19
President ordered the management of all nursing homes to regularly test staff
President Donald Trump Announces Additional Measures To Protect Nursing Home Patients From COVID-19 Pandemic On Tuesday. This is stated in the message of the White House.
The President ordered the leadership of all American nursing homes to regularly test their staff for coronavirus. Testing will be carried out at different intervals, depending on local factors – twice a week, weekly or monthly.
In the event of new cases of infection, all patients and all employees of the institution should be tested.
Administration will begin shipping COVID-19 tests directly to nursing homes to reduce testing costs and facilitate testing..
In addition, weekly, the administration provides state authorities with a list of nursing homes with the highest risk of infection..
The Trump administration has already sent over 2 million tests to health care points, and more than 5,600 testing devices in the highest-risk nursing homes. In addition, the administration has pledged an additional $ 5 billion in provider assistance funds for nursing homes..
The first $ 2.5 billion of these funds will be disbursed this week to help nursing homes cover costs related to testing, personal protective equipment, personnel and training..
The Trump administration also sent 1.5 million N95 masks to nursing homes that reported shortages..
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