Inslee Announces State’s Long Term Care Testing Plan and Farmworker Protections

Submitted by Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state’s plan to begin broad testing within long term care facilities and laid out additional health and safety guidelines for the agriculture industry.

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Farmworker protections 

The governor issued a proclamation providing additional health and safety guidelines to protect farmworkers in the agriculture industry. These standards address worker housing, transportation and job site requirements.

Long term care testing 

The state Department of Health issued an order 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.

Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page.

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