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Rural Test & Trace Toolkit: RT3 [website]   [open html - 0B]

From the Website: "Vashon is a rural island community of 11,000 located in Puget Sound near Seattle, WA. We have no acute care or hospital care. When faced with these challenges, we developed and deployed a testing strategy that allowed our community to launch a successful testing site in less than 3 weeks using local resources, a volunteer workforce and without resources from our county's public health system that was already stretched thin. We believe that by following our blueprint, rural and tribal communities could stand up similar testing in one week using volunteer or professional medical and non-medical staff. Our strategy is founded on three basic principles: 1) that informed patients can self-collect nasal swab specimens for testing; 2) that exposure of volunteer healthcare workers to SARS-CoV2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] must be minimized; and 3) PPE [personal protective equipment] use can be minimized during testing by isolating patients and workers from each other throughout the testing process."

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