Massachusetts Implementing Testing Project for Nursing/Rest Homes

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BOSTON – The Commonwealth is implementing a pilot project that allows for safe, on-site testing of symptomatic residents of nursing and rest homes with a quick turnaround.

The pilot will operate under the auspices of the Massachusetts National Guard in partnership with the Department of Public Health and Broad Institute of Cambridge, and samples will be collected by trained personnel from the Massachusetts National Guard.

Prior to this launch, the only way for nursing home residents to be tested would be to be transported to a hospital or physician’s office.

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