Wisconsin to test all nursing home residents, staff

Wisconsin will test all residents and staff for COVID-19 in the state's 373 nursing homes, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Gov. Tony Evers announced May 4 that the state will provide the tests for free to the nursing homes, with a goal of testing more than 10,000 residents and staff per week in May.

There are about 567 cases of the new coronavirus in the state's long-term care facilities, which include nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

The state is looking ramp up testing, and has so far provided more than 60,000 tests to hospitals, clinics, local public health facilities and long-term care facilities. Mr. Evers said that Wisconsin is prepared to provide 85,000 COVID-19 tests per week.

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