We partnered with new lab called Ammon Lab in order to streamline residents retesting when needed as it becoming very difficult to get the state to return and retest our residents. The National Guard will not come back as they already tested all our staff and residents.
As we all know it is very critical to repeat those test on regular base to rule out the existing of COVID-19 among residents and staff.
We are planning for the 2nd round of residents testing at the Oasis at Dodge Park on the week of May 25, 2020 as Dodge Park residents already been tested this week.
We tried to approach the state to continue offer regular testing like the state of New York currently doing (In NY all long term care facility allow to retest all residents and staff twice a week)in all the long term care facilities, but so far, the answer we get is that his option is not available.
I am asking you all to contact your state representatives and senators and try to convince them to support regular testing in long term care facility.
CDC just release this week the recommendations to test all long term care employees weekly but this was not yet implemented by the MA DPH. Will keep you posted once we have more information.