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Senate Republicans Introduce Proposal To Establish “Strike Teams” To Assist Nursing Home Staff During Pandemic

  • July 28, 2020

The Washington Examiner (7/27, Morrison) reports Senate Republicans have “proposed establishing strike teams meant to assist nursing home staff in preventing the coronavirus.” The provision “is part of the GOP proposal for a second major round of pandemic relief introduced Monday, the HEALS Act.” The legislation “would allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to establish federal strike teams to assist Medicare and Medicaid-enrolled nursing facilities to enhance COVID-19 testing in staff, visitors, and residents.” The proposed teams “would also assist in the development of training courses on best practices for infection control and prevention in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.”