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ELC Enhancing Detection: Washington Testing Plan   [open pdf - 528KB]

From the Document: "The State of Washington has approximately 7.6M residents. The priorities for testing are tiered and range from testing persons who are symptomatic, contacts of persons testing positive, persons in congregate settings where there has been one or more positive cases, testing of asymptomatic groups at highest risk of severe illness (e.g. those in long term care settings), and essential workers, including: first responders, health care workers, agricultural workers, and grocery store workers. It is also a priority for the state to work with stakeholders and community members to effectively outreach to and test traditionally marginalized groups, including but not limited to: people experiencing homelessness, people of color, members of tribal nations, Latinx people and those with disabilities. To meet a minimum of testing 2% of the population monthly, 5,000 persons need to be tested daily. Testing numbers in Washington have slowly increased as specimen collection supplies and PPE [personal protective equipment] have become more available."

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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/
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pdf
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