COLUMBUS, Ohio — Adult day care centers and senior centers may reopen beginning Monday. The centers, which have been closed since Mach 23, can reopen with reduced capacity and new safety standards.
The reopening order, issued last month, follows the recent allowance of limited visitation at nursing homes and assisted living centers in Ohio. Each center will have to follow a list of guidelines from the state, compiled in consultation with the Ohio Association of Senior Centers and national adult day care center advisors.
Safety requirements include:
- Limited capacity
- Limited entry sites
- Daily screenings
- Baseline and repeat testing
- Face coverings
- Thorough cleaning
Guidelines will be posted to coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Centers are advised to consider their unique situations before re-opening, including local community spread, staffing levels and local hospital capacity.
Gov. Mike DeWine announced a statewide testing initaive for Ohio’s more than 765 assisted living facilities. Baseline saliva testing will be offered to all assisted living staff and residents at no cost to the facilities. All facilities are ordered to participate, and you can read the order here.