Newton Rep. Balser calls for daily coronavirus reports from long-term care facilities

By Katie Lannan / State House News ServicePosted Apr 15, 2020 at 3:05 PMUpdated Apr 15, 2020 at 3:05 PM   

A virtual hearing is planned for Thursday on legislation that would require assisted living residences, elderly housing facilities and long-term care facilities to file daily reports with public health officials on their numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Under Rep. Ruth Balser’s bill (H 4635), the Department of Public Health would also be required to report to lawmakers each week the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in assisted living, elderly housing or long-term care facilities, plus demographic data. Click here to read more.

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