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Governor mandates testing at all assisted living communities, nursing homes after COVID-19 outbreak

All assisted living communities and nursing homes in Montana will be required to participate in surveillance testing of staff members and residents as a condition of allowing visitors, Gov. Steve Bullock announced this week, saying he would ask the state Department of Public Health and Human Services issue an emergency order with the stipulation.

Coronavirus toll on state revenues could spill over

As a coronavirus-caused recession continues to take hold, state and local governments are being forced to cut back support to schools, health programs and other support services, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The implication for senior living and care operators: Medicaid and other funding support might get squeezed.

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AHCA / NCAL asks federal government to extend public health emergency, prioritize assisted living for COVID-19 vaccine

The federal government should extend the public health emergency declaration beyond July 26 and prioritize assisted living communities and nursing homes when a COVID-19 vaccination becomes available, American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living said Monday in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar.

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