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ELC Enhancing Detection: Philadelphia Testing Plan   [open pdf - 650KB]

From the Document: "The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is committed to continued rapid detection and containment of SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2]. There are currently over 50 testing sites in Philadelphia, including sites run by health systems, health centers, pharmacies and urgent cares. Since March 2020, PDPH has been working with healthcare partners throughout Philadelphia to increase testing capacity, accessibility, and speed of reporting. Expanded testing efforts have been planned through June 2020, with components in varying stages of execution, to reach a goal of 150,000 tests performed each month by testing sites across the city. PDPH's short-term testing expansion strategy focuses on maximizing its own laboratory capacity, implementation of rapid testing platforms at testing sites, continuation of testing partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and long-term care facilities, and development of new community-based testing programs in coordination with partner organizations like urgent care centers and retail pharmacies."

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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/
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pdf
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