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B.C. health officials open door to mass COVID-19 testing for long-term care staff

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COVID-19 in care homes, including the mass testing of workers.At present, long-term care staff are only tested for the virus if they are showing symptoms or if they have had a close contact with someone who has tested positive.The province rejected the idea of mass testing in the past, but is more willing to consider using a PCR lab test, seen as the gold standard.“I will say that all of these take resources, and do we have 600 nurses go to each of our care homes to do the testing?” Henry said at a news conference on Monday.“We can divide it up so there’s maybe not that many.

Or do we focus on some of the other important issues like reinforcing the screening and the infection control measures within the facilities?”The other kind of.

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