More Pay And Better Masks: How To Limit Coronavirus Spread Between Nursing Homes
About a hundred California nursing homes have ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks. A new study found that one of the reasons for the continued infections is staffers who work at multiple nursing homes.
“When you learn that over 20 of your workers are also spending time in other nursing homes, that should be a real red flag,” said Keith Chen, one of the UCLA researchers.
He’s hoping that key facilities in each state that he’s dubbed the ‘Kevin Bacon’ of nursing homes can act as an early warning system. If an outbreak occurs there, it would trigger more COVID-19 testing at other homes whose staff overlap.
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