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July 08, 2020

Health Law Daily

Trump Administration To Sponsor “Surge” COVID-19 Testing In Three Cities

  • July 08, 2020

MedPage Today (7/7, Frieden) reports, “The Trump Administration will sponsor ‘surge’ COVID-19 testing in three cities – Jacksonville, Florida; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Edinburg, Texas, a suburb of McAllen in the Rio Grande valley – to try to find asymptomatic people with COVID-19 and help to dampen the spread of the illness, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Tuesday.” In a press release, HHS said the tests will become available for “individuals 5 years and older – including those experiencing symptoms; those who believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 coronavirus; and anyone who is worried about possibly having the virus. Individuals seeking testing do not need to be a resident of the community where these testing sites are located.”