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