ELC Enhancing Detection: Washington DC Testing Plan   [open pdf - 477KB]

From the Document: "As of May 29th, approximately 37,881 residents of the District of Columbia have been tested for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. In addition to close contacts of all new positives, priority groups for testing include the following: [1] Hospitalized patients and healthcare facility workers with COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Many of the patients in this group are currently receiving testing within hospitals and through their health systems' occupational health programs. [2] Patients in long-term care facilities with symptoms; patients over the age of 65 with symptoms; patients with underlying conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease who also have symptoms; and first responders with symptoms. [3] Critical infrastructure workers with symptoms; individuals who do not meet any of the above categories but have symptoms; healthcare facility workers and first responders; and individuals in detention centers and individuals experiencing homelessness with symptoms. DC Health in collaboration with the DC Public Health Laboratory is supporting COVID-19 testing in a myriad of ways. In addition to testing within hospitals, efforts have been directed toward standing up drive-thru testing sites, a mobile truck laboratory for skilled nursing facilities and group homes, and community mass screenings targeting the populations such as the homeless."

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