Florida cuts back on some nursing home safeguards that protected sites from COVID

Mary Mayhew, Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration at a news conference on COVID-19 in June at Florida International University in Miami. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a roundtable discussion on coronavirus in nursing homes in Jacksonville on Aug. 4, 2020. In recent days, the DeSantis administration has announced it is eliminating state-supported every-other-week testing of workers in long-term care facilities and that it is shuttering 23 COVID-19 nursing facilities dedicated to residents who are battling the virus and cannot be properly isolated in facilities where they normally live. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)