EMTs are going door-to-door with coronavirus test kits in many cities

EMTs are going door-to-door with coronavirus test kits in many cities
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Multiple cities have started door-to-door coronavirus screenings and testing in an effort to identify those who are infected and help severely ill people get treated.

It’s a small part of a larger effort to test more Americans for coronavirus in order to get a handle on how widely it has spread and prevent another wave of infections as some parts of the economy slowly reopen.

Emergency medical technicians employed by the New Orleans-based company Ready Responders are working in New York City, New Orleans, Reno, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., and plan to begin working in Los Angeles later this month.

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In New York City, a pilot program with the company has been going on for about two weeks and is focused on eight public housing locations. It’s meant to complement six new community testing sites that are also prioritizing New Yorkers who live in public housing.

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