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Botched COVID-19 testing at a St. Paul nursing home elicits anger, apologies


David Joles - Star Tribune file

Kris Sundberg, executive director of Elder Voice Family Advocates, shown in 2018. "This just further erodes any trust that we have had in the Department of Health," Sundberg said.

A Minnesota National Guard unit botched COVID-19 testing for 300 residents and staff members at a St. Paul nursing home Monday, leaving many with pain, discomfort and bloody noses.

In what one health official acknowledged was "a disaster," the test samples from Episcopal Church Home were later ruined because they were not stored in coolers while being transported to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.


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