California Urges Hospitals To Test All Workers For Virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California has strongly recommended that hospitals test all their workers each week for the coronavirus. The recommendation comes as California reported 7,787 virus hospitalizations on Monday. More than 1,800 of those patients were in intensive care units. The California Department of Public Health also recommends hospitals test all patients before admitting them and to promptly test current patients once they show symptoms. The California Nurses Association called it a victory for nurses, saying hospitals will spread the disease without robust testing of workers. But the California Hospital Association said it does not have the testing capability to make it happen.