Minnesota to resume elective surgeries, care next week

Hennepin Healthcare on Tuesday announced that it would be repurposing its capacity of 1,000 diagnostic tests per day to help identify and limit outbreaks in long-term care facilities and group homes and shelters.

Dr. Glen Hansen said more aggressive identification of these outbreaks and then testing of at-risk residents — even before they show any symptoms — could reduce the spread to other vulnerable individuals living in these facilities.