Gov. Abbott directs all nursing home residents, staff to get tested

Published 4:49 pm Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 testing at Texas nursing homes is increasing.

On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of State Health Services to test 100 percent of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes.

“The State of Texas is working to rapidly expand our testing capacity—especially among vulnerable populations in Texas nursing homes,” Abbott said.

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“This important collaboration among HHSC, TDEM, and DSHS will ensure that any potential clusters of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes are quickly detected and contained.”