State gets $61M for testing; Stipends for nursing home staff
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Nursing home staffers are getting paid more, and the state is getting more money for testing and contact tracing.
Coronavirus-related developments in New Hampshire:
About 35% of New Hampshire’s nursing home residents have been tested for the coronavirus, and more than 22,000 of their caretakers have begun receiving hazard pay, state officials said Wednesday.
More than a dozen nursing homes or other long-term care facilities have experienced outbreaks, and their residents make up more than three-quarters of those who have died of COVID-19 in the state. In response, the state has ramped up testing and efforts to shore up what was already a struggling workforce.