Nursing home testing a massive challenge for Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania would have to boost its testing numbers several times over to meet Gov. Tom Wolf’s goal of administering a weekly coronavirus test to well over 100,000 people in nearly 2,000 long-term care facilities across the state.

It’s unclear who will administer the tests, who will supply them and who will pay. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have struggled for months to contain the virus.

The White House has strongly urged states to carry out the tests weekly, beginning next week. Wolf says his administration has a plan in place starting June 1 to test every employee and every patient once a week.

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