LeadingAge Washington Sends State Leaders Letter of Concern Regarding Antigen Testing and Vulnerabilities to Fall COVID & Flu Season 

LeadingAge Washington Sends State Leaders Letter of Concern Regarding Antigen Testing and Vulnerabilities to Fall COVID & Flu Season 

In a letter to Dr Charissa Fotinos, state’s lead on COVID testing, Assistant Secretary DSHS, ALTSA, Bill Moss, and the Governor’s budget and policy staff, David Schumacher and Amber Leaders, respectively, Deb Murphy expresses serious concerns regarding our state’s readiness to protect vulnerable seniors, their nurses and caregivers, now and throughout the upcoming flu season with rising COVID case activity in many areas throughout our state. Read Murphy’s full letter here, which includes the antigen test concerns raised by Katie Smith Sloan, our National LeadingAge partner, in her letter to ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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Alyssa Odegaard- Vice President, Public Policy
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July 29, 2020