White House recommends tests for all nursing home residents

Posted at 4:29 PM, May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is recommending that all nursing home residents and staff be tested for the coronavirus in the next two weeks.

Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the White House coronavirus task force, told governors on a video conference call Monday that it’s the federal government’s strong recommendation that such testing be done.

Dr. Deborah Birx, the task force coordinator, told governors to focus over the next two weeks on testing all 1 million nursing home residents. She says the White House will help states that need it.