Dept of Health Updates LTCF Testing for Staff and Residents Updated May 10th

Dept of Health Updates LTCF Testing for Staff and Residents Updated May 10th

DOH Long-Term Care Facility Testing for Staff and Residents guidance, updated May 10th.

Please note, DOH has opted to continue routine testing of staff, regardless of vaccination status. This guidance can be found on page one, under the table for Routine Testing for All Staff.

     ***Due to increased community transmission throughout Washington State, DOH continues to recommend that all healthcare personnel be included in routine testing, regardless of  vaccination status.

Remember, this testing guidance is more stringent than CMS testing guidance and must be followed in all nursing homes.  For assisted living communities, please continue to follow your LHJ guidance for testing.

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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May 13, 2021