Ohio Launches Coronavirus Testing Program for Nursing Homes
OHIO — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has formed Congregate Care Unified Response Teams to test residents and staff members for coronavirus within the state’s nursing homes. The teams, which include medically trained members of the Ohio National Guard, will begin testing this week. All nursing home staff will be tested. Testing of residents will be based on a clinically driven strategy that targets those who have likely been exposed to COVID-19. As of Tuesday, May 26, there were 33,006 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 2,002 deaths.