A month after Gov. Gavin Newsom promised an aggressive program to test nursing home inspectors for the deadly coronavirus, at least 60% still have not been tested, state health officials acknowledged.
Newsom ordered the testing in late July after a Los Angeles Times investigation found that, since the beginning of the pandemic, state health officials had been sending inspectors from nursing home to nursing home — many of which had raging outbreaks — without testing those inspectors to make sure they were not spreading the virus themselves.
For the record:
6:13 PM, Sep. 14, 2020Nursing homes inspectors: An article in the Aug. 27 Section A about testing of nursing home inspectors said California health officials had barred friends and relatives from visiting residents in nursing homes since March. In late June, state officials began allowing visits outdoors or in large communal spaces as long as everyone wears a mask,