Are long-term facilities testing for COVID-19?

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Since the first outbreak at a long-term care facility, OHA has determined that it is not helpful to test every resident and staff member because:

  • Infection-control precautions remain the same regardless of how many people are identified as positive for COVID-19.
  • It does not change any treatment the patients will receive, nor does it change how the outbreak will be managed.