Florida Hires Company To Vaccinate Assisted-Living Facility Residents For COVID-19 By Month’s End.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel (1/12, Goodman, Fleshler) reports, “As frustration grows over the slow pace of [COVID-19] vaccinations at assisted-living facilities, Florida has hired a Miami company with orders to get the job done by the end of the month.” CDR Maguire, which is “a private firm that has operated COVID test sites, has been tapped by the state to vaccinate as many residents as possible in about half of Florida’s assisted living facilities – 1,900 – within the next 20 days.” CDR Maguire “says it has hired 1,000 workers for the job, which it began on Monday.”
CDC Report Indicates Trends In Community Coronavirus Infections May Reflect Trends In Nursing Homes.
Fox News (1/11, Rivas) reports, “Trends in community infections from the novel coronavirus appear to run on par with cases among nursing home staff and residents, per a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” The report said, “Rates of COVID-19 in the surrounding communities followed similar trends. ... Increases in community rates might be associated with increases in nursing home COVID-19 incidence, and nursing home mitigation strategies need to include a comprehensive plan to monitor local SARS-CoV-2 transmission and minimize high-risk exposures within facilities.” Fox News adds “CMS-certified facilities were federally mandated to report the data.” The CDC “superimposed the data, 572,135 cases from some 15,300 nursing homes, on regions across the U.S. designated by the Department of Health and Human Services.”