NY State Health Dept Releases New Guidelines For Nursing Homes

Albany, N.Y - New York State Dept of Health has announced some new guidlines for nursing homes.

They announced that beginning this Thursday nursing homes that have been without COVID-19 for at least 14 days can have visitors.

This policy is a revision to the 28-day guideline.

Visitors will be required to bring a negative COVID-19 test result from within the last seven days. Anyone who shows symptoms of the virus or does not pass screening questions cannot be allowed in for a visit.

A maximum of two visitors will be allowed per resident; no more than 10 percent of the number of residents at nursing homes can be allowed in at once. Temperature checks, face coverings and social distancing are required during all visits.

ll visitors under the age 18 are also prohibited.

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