The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has updated Assisted Living COVID-19 Testing Guidance. The guidance was changed to be similar to the testing strategy used in a nursing home. Within the testing guidance you will find several other resources such as:
- Who to test
- When to test
- The collection of samples
- Reporting requirements
- Links to apply for a CLIA Certificate/Waiver
- Testing recommendations
- Outbreak management and many more
Community Transmission Routine Testing Frequency:
Low (blue), testing not recommended
Moderate (yellow), test once a week*
Substantial (orange), test twice a week*
High (red), test twice a week*
*Vaccinated staff do not need to be routinely tested
If you are using BinaxNow rapid antigen tests, results must be reported according to State and Federal requirements. See Reporting Guidance Document for information on how to report your results.
If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the COVID Testing Task Force at WICovidTest@wi.gov.