HHS Continues COVID-19 Testing Support to States, Territories, and High-Risk Groups

Point-of-Care Tests to be Added to GSA Schedule to Ensure Ongoing Supply to State Agencies, as well as Vulnerable Nursing Homes, Other At-risk Congregate Settings

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced three ways the federal government will continue supporting SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) testing efforts by states and territories, especially for nursing homes, into the first quarter of 2021. The new commitments build upon more than $31 billion in resources that the U.S. government has provided to help ensure that states and their facilities that care for seniors and others at high risk of death and illness from COVID-19 have adequate testing supplies.

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