All Michigan nursing home residents, staff members must get coronavirus tests

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 17, 2020

"The Democratic governors who ignored federal health guidelines and forced facilities to readmit patients failed our country's vulnerable nursing home residents", Scalise said in a statement, adding that 40 percent of nursing home deaths in the United States occurred in the five states who Republican lawmakers have sought answers from their governors. "And they forced seniors to go back to the nursing homes, even if they were COVID-positive, and actually, in many cases, prohibited the nursing homes from even checking to see if they were COVID-positive, if they weren't even able to handle them". Measured against the overall count of more than 116,000 Covid-19 deaths in the US, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, buildings meant to house and care for seniors are linked to more than 40% of pandemic's deaths in the USA thus far.

The state reported 1,947 nursing home residents and 20 staff members died from coronavirus while 4,919 patients recovered.

There is now a total of 25,303 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Nursing homes must submit coronavirus testing plans to state regulators by June 22 and implement them within seven days after that.

Initial testing of all residents and staff.

Testing of all new or returning residents during intake unless tested within 72 hours of intake.

Testing of any resident or staff member with symptoms or suspected exposure. Additionally, Michigan nursing homes must also report personal protective equipment and staffing shortages.

Testing of all staff in Regions 1 through 5 and 7, at least once between the date of this order and July 3, 2020.

A Wall Street Journal tally of counts from around the US also shows more than 250,000 novel coronavirus infection cases among residents and staffers at long-term-care facilities, along with 50,919 deaths.

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