Families of the Disabled Worry About Loved Ones in State-Run Homes During COVID-19

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More than 100 people at the Denton State Supported Living Center — one of the largest facilities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the state of Texas — have tested positive for COVID-19. That includes at least 47 staffers.

Denton County has experienced a lack of testing supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many community members have received testing for COVID-19 at their primary care providers or urgent care centers,” Director of Denton Public Health Dr. Matt Richardson said. “However, testing supplies have been limited and sometimes inaccessible. We are thankful for new partnerships that allow us to provide expanded drive-thru testing for community members who are ill and unable to locate testing.”

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