COVID-19 Testing

 COVID-19 Testing Mandate

Consider the following scenario:

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Governors took significant steps to protect residents, including the most vulnerable populations, nursing home residents. In Oklahoma, Governor Kevin Stitt issued a policy that required any “staffer” entering a nursing home to produce a negative COVID-19 test result.

Place yourself in the role of a nursing home administrator in this situation, and respond to the following:

  1. What are the gaps in this policy? (Policy is italicized above).
  2. Does scientific evidence support this approach? Why or why not?
  3. Because this is mandated by the state, your facility must comply. Briefly explain how you will ensure compliance while maintaining the integrity of evidence-based practice.
  4. How is the relationship between science and politics investigated?
  5. Review an evidence-based article that speaks on how scientific research has been used for political gain or advancement of policy creation and implementation.


  • Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
  • 1000w.
  • 4 references.