5-20-20 nursing home testing

The Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer says nursing homes in Fond du Lac County are ramping up testing.  Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says two of the eight skilled nursing facilities in the county have already started testing residents and staff.  Mueller says her hope is that there are no positive COVID-19 cases found.  “They already have that first round in and in two weeks from whenever they tested they will go ahead and test all staff again, any new residents to the facility or any residents that have left and come back,”  Mueller told WFDL news.   Governor Evers recently announced that every nursing home resident and worker in Wisconsin will be tested for free for the coronavirus.  The expanded testing is part of a plan to make more tests available to target high-risk populations.