Governor Mike DeWine says fully vaccinated workers at Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities won’t need to be tested for COVID-19.
He made the announcement during an update on the pandemic on Monday.
Those employees who have not been vaccinated will still need to undergo mandatory testing for the virus twice a week.
DeWine says he hopes the new rule will increase vaccine uptake in care facilities.
NEW ➡ Fully vaccinated staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be exempt from required routine testing. Employees not fully vaccinated must be tested 2x per week.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) May 3, 2021