June 14, 2021

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National Guard has not stopped testing Covid-19 in nursing homes

The National Guard of Puerto Rico said today that it remains firm in its commitment to the elderly, conducting rapid and molecular COVID-19 tests in homes for the elderly throughout Puerto Rico.

“It has been rumored that the Puerto Rico National Guard stopped conducting COVID-19 tests in the homes of the elderly, but this information is incorrect, ”the Puerto Rico Adjutant General, Major General José J. Reyes, declared in written statements. “To date, we have conducted COVID-19 tests on 204 homes across the Island. As of July 14, we have on our agenda to visit seven additional homes and we will continue our tireless efforts to protect the health of our elderly and our people. for as long as necessary. It is our commitment. ”

The GNPR is scheduled to visit over 55 homes for the elderly in the coming days, including seven already on the agenda for July 14 in the municipalities of Bayamón, Guaynabo, Coamo, Canóvanas, Toa Baja and Mayagüez . In addition, the visit to an additional 54 homes is being coordinated for the near future.

Since the COVID-19 emergency began in Puerto Rico, the National Guard has been active in conducting serological and molecular tests at Luis Muñoz International Airport Marin. Likewise, molecular tests have been performed on more than 56,000 first responders and more than 8,100 rapid and molecular tests have been carried out on the elderly and employees in the homes of the elderly.

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