COVID-19 Rapid (Antigen) Testing and CLIA Waivers
The federal government requires that each community that performs COVID-19 rapid tests, which are antigen tests, have a CLIA waiver. Currently, only ~300 AL communities in NC have the CLIA waiver.
You can learn how to obtain a CLIA Certificate of Waiver here.
North Carolina has been given 9 million dollars to purchase antigen testing supplies and equipment for our assisted living communities, but in order to use the supplies and equipment, you must have the CLIA Waiver!
North Carolina Assisted Living Association