All nursing home visitation now allowed, except under limited circumstances

Updated: March 25, 2021 06:15 PM
Created: March 25, 2021 05:17 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State Thursday loosened nursing home visitation restrictions.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker announced visitation is now allowed at all times and for all residents with limited exceptions for unvaccinated residents in areas of high community spread and lower resident vaccination rates, residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection or those in isolation or quarantine.

Nursing homes will still be required to follow strong infection control measures.

Compassionate Care visits, which are allowed in all facilities at all times, will continue under the new guidance.

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