Spectrum Health says it will only test for COVID-19 in patients showing symptoms.
Spectrum Health conducts roughly 4,000 COVID-19 tests daily. But with increasing demand as the virus spreads exponentially, the hospital is prioritizing symptomatic patients and not people who’ve been exposed to it.
“The rationale for this is, number one, we want to make sure those symptomatic patients get tested. And number two, we want to make sure that our testing turnaround times remain short so those tests are actually actionable.”