Top Priority - COVID-19 Tests for ALL Nursing Home Patients, Residents & Staff

Top Priority - COVID-19 Tests for ALL Nursing Home Patients, Residents & Staff

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Wes Bledsoe started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

We Are Calling on President Trump and All Governors to Immediately Order COVID-19 Testing for All Nursing Home Patients, Residents, and Staff.

America’s nursing homes pose the greatest threat to America’s Public Health, Economic and National Security. Ignoring nursing homes in the COVID-19 pandemic response is resulting in:

  • Explosive Cross-Contamination & Community Spread
  • Overwhelming Hospital Systems
    • Initial Surge by First Nursing Home(s)
    • Followed by Rapid Successive Waves from Other Nursing Homes & Community Spread
  • Rapidly Exhausting Limited Medical Supplies & Equipment
  • Loss of Cross-Infected Nursing Home, EMS, and Hospital Staff
    • Left Unprotected, Without Proper Virus Rated PPE
    • Thus, Losing Irreplaceable Staff, While Intensive Care Demands Increase Dramatically
  • Higher Mortality Rates – Inside and Outside of Nursing Homes

Life Care Center of Kirkland, WA is one example of a single nursing home, becoming an epicenter for COVID-19 – and these consequences. Nursing homes across the nation are rapidly repeating this nursing home’s experience.

News reports, over the weekend, demonstrate the rapid, explosive spread of epicenters.

  • COVID-19 Confirmed in 25 Minnesota Long-Term Care Facilities (MN)
  • Dallas County Reports Clusters of COVID-19 Cases at Nursing Homes (TX)
  • Henrico Nursing Home COVID-19 Outbreak: 37 Positive, 8 Dead (VA)
  • Second Resident from Tennessee Nursing Home Dies from Coronavirus, 92 Test Positive (TN)
  • Coronavirus Investigated or Confirmed in 8 Oklahoma Care Facilities (OK)

Conducting COVID-19 tests in parking lots, etc. misdirects critical limited resources from the greatest threat to our public health systems, while increasing and extending the scope of economic damage and threats to national security.

We Implore President Trump and Our Nation’s Governors to Immediately Direct COVID-19 Testing to Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities.

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