The other day DeWine said he would be calling up the national guard to help test patients and staff at nursing homes in Ohio.
There will be a protocol as to who gets tested, because contrary to some administration's promise, not everybody can be tested at this time.
I forget the details, but again, at least he's doing something.
I don't disagree that Cuomo started to sound a little whiny...but he did have a s***storm on his hands.
Yeah, Ohio is a bit of a s***storm.
One of our former coworkers ended up in an Ohio home. It did not end well for her.
The only thing that has help my state is that we had the national labs and a couple private companies that the governor was able to get to work on testing. Wide spread testing is available.
When we first caught our nursing home outbreaks, it was traced back to asymptomatic staff. I think primarily 5 different facilities in the state. Once they were found out, everyone had mandatory testing to get back to work. Even the home health aides. We have a woman that comes in a couple times a week, and they had to cancel and shift times on us until they got the all clear or each employee. One woman working in a facility brought it home and lost half her family. It all happened really fast.
Now those homes are basically the "covid wards" and everyone not positive and healthy enough to move was relocated. One of my mom's friends is in a home with at least one covid case, but there is no other home in the area (rural part of the state) to move to. At least where she is, she's stable and he can see her daughter through a window. If she moves, she still risks catching it on the trip, not seeing her daughter again until this whole thing is over, and potentially getting worse. Her condition is not "fixable" so its just a hope of trying to keep her stable. There is a no win situation here.
The covid case they have also doesn't have any where to go either...unless you count the morgue... but that is pretty barbaric. It's a pandemic, not the zombie apocalypse. Double tap is not the answer to dealing with an infected patient.
I'd say come over here and get a test, but please don't travel. Keep your cooties to yourself. the national labs are good for more than a-bombs and nuclear waste. (The tests are available at regular locations, you don't have to go expose yourself to a reactor to get the test...the labs just helped get it up and running.)