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The U.S. has more COVID-19 testing than most. So why is it falling so short?

27 Jul 2020

The United States might have more COVID-19 testing capacity than any other country. So why have we seen laboratories overwhelmed and many patients again waiting a week or more for results?

The U.S. has more COVID-19 testing than most. So why is it falling so short?

27 Jul 2020

The United States might have more COVID-19 testing capacity than any other country. So why have we seen laboratories overwhelmed and many patients again waiting a week or more for results?

Federal COVID test supplies late, unsterile, Washington state says

03 Jul 2020

NEW YORK COVID-19 testing supplies distributed by the federal government have failed quality checks and are arriving late, Washington state's top health official said in a letter to a senior administration official, warning of problems as cases spike.

Ontario investigating 17 temp agencies after virus outbreaks on farms

02 Jul 2020

TORONTO/WINNIPEG, July 2 The Canadian province of Ontario is investigating 17 temporary recruitment agencies, the province's labor ministry said, after health officials warned that agencies that move workers from farm to farm could be contributing to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Canada's top health official to seek details of Ontario COVID-19 farm worker guidelines

25 Jun 2020

OTTAWA/TORONTO Canada's top public health official said on Thursday she plans to seek more information from Ontario about the province's plan to allow some COVID-19 positive people with no symptoms to return to their jobs, a risky policy according to workers' advocates and some doctors.

Ontario to allow some COVID-19 positive employees into workplaces

24 Jun 2020

TORONTO Ontario will allow some people who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms to return immediately to their workplaces with precautions, separated from those who do not have the virus, according to guidance released on Wednesday.

Arizona's main COVID lab running behind as demand for tests soars to twice capacity

23 Jun 2020

A spike in coronavirus infections in Arizona pushed demand for tests to twice the capacity of the state's main COVID lab last week, a senior laboratory executive said, adding that new testing equipment had been delayed two months.

Ontario testing migrant farm workers after coronavirus deaths, severe cases

09 Jun 2020

TORONTO/OTTAWA Ontario has started testing about 8,000 migrant farm workers for COVID-19 in a hard-hit rural region of the province after two young workers died and the coronavirus was found on at least 17 farms, according to the local public health authority.

Ontario to reopen restaurants, hair salons outside of virus hot spots

08 Jun 2020

TORONTO The Canadian province of Ontario will reopen some hair salons and outdoor dining at restaurants among other businesses on Friday, the provincial government announced on Monday, but only in health regions where the spread of COVID-19 is under better control.

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