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LA County Weighs 'Strategic Plan' For COVID-19 Testing In Nursing Homes

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California health officials have reported both staff and residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bixby Knolls Towers skilled nursing facility in Long Beach. The facility advertised for a janitor and certified nurse outside last week. Megan Garv
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Today, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will vote on a motion that would give the county Department of Health Services seven days to develop a "high-level strategic plan" for carrying out nursing home testing.

In all, 423 residents of institutional settings have died from COVID-19 in L.A. County — 45% of all coronavirus deaths. Most lived in skilled nursing facilities, according to public health officials.

Eight of the 11 health care workers who have died in Los Angeles County of COVID-19 worked in skilled nursing facilities.

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