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Nursing Homes See Dangerously Long Waits for COVID Test Results

Nursing homes are still taking days to get back COVID-19 test results as many shun the Trump administration’s central strategy to limit the spread of the virus among old and sick Americans.

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Beverly Tucker helps residents in nursing homes, assisted living and other facilities complete mail-in or absentee ballots. 
Her rolling tote bag is packed with face masks, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer and ballots for residents who can't get to the polls. “The equipment is clearly different this year,” Tucker says. “But I’m doing whatever is possible to help people vote.” (Aneri Pattani)

Despite COVID Concerns, Teams Venture Into Nursing Homes To Get Out the Vote

Each time Beverly Tucker visited a nursing home or long-term care facility this fall, she brought along a rolling tote bag packed with supplies from the Durham County Board of Elections.

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Pandemic Erects Barriers for Prized Voting Bloc in Nursing Homes, Facilities

Many seniors who need help to get or fill out their ballots may be stymied by shifting rules about family visits.

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Nursing Homes: Trump Is Sending Fast, Cheap COVID Tests To Nursing Homes, With A Hitch

The Trump administration’s latest effort to use COVID-19 rapid tests, touted by one senior official as a “turning point” in arresting the coronavirus’s spread within nursing homes, is running into roadblocks likely to limit how widely they’ll be used.

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Nursing Home Visits Resume As Residents Die ‘Of Broken Hearts’

States across the country are beginning to roll back heart-wrenching policies instituted when the coronavirus pandemic began and allow in-person visits at nursing homes and assisted living centers, offering relief to frustrated families.

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Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly await boxes of masks, eyewear and gowns promised by the federal government.

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