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States Launch Rapid Response Teams to Curb COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

This commentary highlights the critical need for PPE and infection control expertise at nursing homes. States are launching rapid-response initiatives to assess and stabilize patients and provide infection control recommendations and support.

Maryland and other states state are creating teams made up of National Guard members, local health department leaders, and providers reassigned from neighboring hospitals to bolster infection control and testing among nursing home residents and staff.