Update on CLIA Waivers & Rapid Point-of-Care Testing

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:

If your community is a recipient of the BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid point-of-care tests, there are some upcoming webinars from Abbott you may wish to attend (same webinar content, multiple dates):

Topics: Testing

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