Shouldn’t the facility treat as critical everyone who has flu - for example, ten people at WSP have the flu, but no one knows that they don’t have COVID-19. Shouldn't this be an emergency and take more serious measures?
According to DOC, they have two protocols – quarantine and isolation. Quarantine is for folks that are asymptomatic but have potentially been exposed either on their living unit or in another area that protects them and the population and staff. For those that are symptomatic, DOC isolates them to a specific place and provide ongoing nursing care, conduct testing for both the flu and COVID-19 and monitors them for the 14 day period until they’re asymptomatic and assessed to be released again.