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Tune In: MDH Testing Resource Updates and Webinars

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is hosting two webinars to provide updates for aging services providers about COVID-19 PCR testing resources. 

On Friday, June 24, at 10 – 11 a.m., MDH will address updates to the state's contract with Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL), what this means for outbreak and serial testing, and the option for facilities to enter into a direct agreement with Mayo for serial testing. A sample contract is expected to be available for participants.

Click this link to join the MDH / MCL webinar via WebEx. The webinar number is 2559 747 4322, and the password is LabAttendee (52228836 from phones). You may also join by phone (1-408-418-9388), using the access code: 255 974 74322.

On Monday, July 11, at 1 – 2 p.m., MDH will describe testing resources available through the Midwest Coordination Center (MCC). MCC serves as a connection point between providers and laboratories, facilitating the delivery of specimens and reporting test results. MCC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, meaning all costs, from specimen collection materials to shipping and testing, are covered.

Click this link to join the MDH/MCC webinar via WebEx. The webinar number is 2559 959 4697, and the password is TestAttend (83782883 from phones). You may also join by phone (1-408-418-9388), using the access code: 255 995 94697.

These webinars will be of value to all LeadingAge Minnesota members, and we encourage you to attend to obtain the latest information. Both webinars will be recorded and available to support providers who cannot join.

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