Governor Abbott directs Texas to test 100 percent of residents, staff in nursing homes

Governor Abbott directs Texas to test 100 percent of residents, staff in nursing homes
Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Department of State Health Services to test 100 percent of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes. (Source: .)

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Department of State Health Services to test 100 percent of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes.

The Governor instructed the HHSC, TDEM, and DSHS to develop and implement a plan with guidance from Vice President Mike Pence and Doctor Deborah Birx.

“The State of Texas is working to rapidly expand our testing capacity, especially among vulnerable populations in Texas nursing homes,” said Governor Abbott. “This important collaboration among HHSC, TDEM, and DSHS will ensure that any potential clusters of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes are quickly detected and contained.”

Texas is working to rapidly expand our testing capacity—especially among vulnerable populations in nursing homes. As a...

Posted by Office of the Governor Greg Abbott on Monday, May 11, 2020

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