All assisted living communities with a CLIA certificate of waiver will receive rapid point-of-care tests from HHS. The the first distributions will go to all CLIA-certified assisted living communities whether or not they are in a COVID-19 hotspot (as determined by CDC epidemiological data).
For communities without CLIA certificates of waiver, CMS is expediting applications and we encourage communities to apply as we know testing in communities will continue for some time to come. The links below can provide assistance in applying for a CLIA certificate of waiver, if desired:
- How to Obtain a CLIA Certificate of Waiver
- CLIA Application for Certification
- CLIA State Survey Agency Contacts