First Wave of Supplies to Ship as Part of State’s Plan for Widespread Testing Within LTC Facilities

First Wave of Supplies to Ship as Part of State’s Plan for Widespread Testing Within LTC Facilities

OLYMPIA – Supply shipments start today as part of Washington state’s effort to test thousands of staffers and residents at long term care facilities across the state in two weeks’ time. Supplies include test kits, personal protective equipment and return shipment materials, to be sent in waves every three days to ensure labs have the capacity to process all of the samples.

On May 29, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) issued an order that requires widespread testing within long term care facilities. Residents and staff in nursing homes will be tested within approximately two weeks, with a completion goal date of June 12. All residents and staff in assisted living facilities with a memory care unit will be tested within four weeks, with a completion goal date of June 26.  More

 

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