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Will any US State mandate COVID-19 diagnostic testing for at least 5% of that state's non-medical workforce before 2021?

COVID-19 can have a long incubation period (2-14 days), creating lots of asymptomatic carriers that are responsible for spreading the virus. In lieu of symptoms (clinical tests), diagnostic testing may be the only way to identify people capable of infecting others. In this case testing would mandate that positive individuals not work until they have recovered and found to be unlikely to infect others.

Will any US State mandate COVID-19 diagnostic testing for at least 5% of that state's non-medical workforce before 2021?

This question resolves positively if a US state mandates COVID-19 diagnostic testing of at least 5% of the non-medical workers in that state as a requirement for employment or licensure at any point before 2021. This question resolves negatively if all US states fail to mandate COVID-19 testing for at least 5% of their non-medical workforce by the end of 2021. This question should be resolved by an article from a reputable news source (where reputability is left to the discretion of the Metaculus admins), the text of a piece of legislation (in conjunction with evidence from the state government that such legislation was passed into law), or a press release by a state government or agency empowered to speak publicly on their behalf (e.g. office of a governor's press secretary) announcing the new testing policy.

Policies which do not specify different handling of medical and non-medical personnel may constitute resolving events so long as the 5% threshold for non-medical workers can be inferred from the policy's specifics. For example, if a Governor's office announces that at least 20% of the State's workforce must be tested, and BLS reports that a population equivalent to 12% of a State's workforce is employed in Healthcare and healthcare-adjacent roles, then at least 8% of non-medical workers must be tested).


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