Focus: Infection Control

Florida strengthens COVID-19 testing in longterm care facilities

May 20, 2020

The Florida Health Care Administration has issued emergency orders to bolster testing of staff members at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, according to an article on the Pensacola News Journal website.

The orders require nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to allow the Florida Department of Health into their buildings for infection control and conducting COVID-19 testing of residents and staff. 

When the department enters the buildings, the nursing homes and assisted-living facilities will need to require staff members to submit to tests.

The facilities also will need to make off-duty staff members available for testing. The orders also apply to “authorized agents” of the department.

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