Fully Vaccinated Nursing Home Staff No Longer Need To Be Tested
Governor Mike DeWine says fully vaccinated workers at Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities won’t need to be tested for COVID-19.
He made the announcement during an update on the pandemic on Monday.
Those employees who have not been vaccinated will still need to undergo mandatory testing for the virus twice a week.
DeWine says he hopes the new rule will increase vaccine uptake in care facilities.
NEW ➡ Fully vaccinated staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be exempt from required routine testing. Employees not fully vaccinated must be tested 2x per week.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) May 3, 2021