COVID-19 Testing Every Nursing Home & Staff Would Cost $440M Nationwide

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The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has released a state by state breakdown of the estimated cost to COVID-19 test every nursing home resident and staff just once, which would cost $440 million nationwide.  As this shows, the cost of ongoing COVID-19 testing of nursing home residents and staff is unsustainable without additional funding and support from federal and state governments. Even the CDC’s recent recommendation to test all nursing home staff weekly would cost more than $1 billion every month. 

“For months now, we have been advocating for expanded and priority testing in nursing

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