State relaxes assisted living visitation guidelines

Updated: September 09, 2020 06:20 PM
Created: September 09, 2020 05:30 PM

(WHEC) — New guidance from the New York State Department of Health will allow visitors in assisted living facilities and pediatric nursing homes after 14 days with no new COVID-19 cases.

Before, facilities needed to go COVID-free for 28 days straight.


Per the state, visitations should be limited to outdoor areas in most cases.

It does not appear the updated guidance applies to traditional nursing homes.

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