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Also in the News for Thursday, Sept. 24

Nursing homes with more minority residents reported more COVID cases, deaths: analysis … Training, contact resources now available for providers receiving Abbott BinaxNOW test kits … Two nursing homes among five healthcare facilities fined by state for COVID-19 workplace violations …Nursing home employee who worked with COVID-19 symptoms accused of causing outbreak that killed 7 residents … HHS announces $200M in funding to help states prepare for coronavirus vaccine

Also in the News for Wednesday, Sept. 23

Testing, communication and containment keys to stopping coronavirus outbreak in long-term care, research shows … North Carolina nursing homes lagging in emergency preparedness compliance: OIG … Medicare may not cover the coronavirus vaccine … Health experts question if long-term care industry can handle second wave of COVID-19

Also in the News for Tuesday, Sept. 22

New York Times: Pandemic exacerbates pressure nursing homes feel to evict unwanted residents … Texas nursing homes with active coronavirus cases can also resume visits … Illinois challenged to improve oversight of nursing home emergency preparedness compliance … Officials question discrepancies between coroner, nursing home COVID-19 data … New York lawmaker launches petition for independent probe on nursing home COVID deaths

Also in the News for Monday, Sept. 21

State lab warns that it won’t be able to process thousands of COVID tests from nursing homes … Studies find connection between nursing home star rating and coronavirus outbreaks … Tennessee relaxes COVID-19 restrictions in nursing homes
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