Governor announces long-term care testing program

Series: Coronavirus | Story 138

Last updated 5/29/2020 at 9:31am

The state Department of Health issued an order Thursday, May 28, that will require 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.

"Residents of long-term care centers are some of our state's most vulnerable," said Gov. Jay Inslee during a news conference. "This effort will serve as an invaluable tool to reduce any...

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