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Nursing homes now required to report COVID-19 cases to CDC

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Nursing homes are now required to report cases of the novel coronavirus in their facilities to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That new directive was issued Sunday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nursing homes will also have to notify patients as well as families when those cases arise.

The coronavirus pandemic has killed thousands of people living in nursing homes across the U.S.

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