WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says about one million at-home COVID-19 tests will be available to Florida’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The governor announced the new initiative Thursday in West Palm Beach. He says the self-administered tests will start going out to every nursing home and long-term care facility in the state starting Thursday. They can then request additional kits as needed. A
The state will also start making the kits available to senior communities. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo says the state is following a “sensible public health” campaign, focusing on testing only those at risk or who are showing symptoms of COVID-19.